Press Release November 07, 2022

Goodwin Extends Executive Compensation Capabilities Into UK With Partner Saba Rais

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Saba Rais has joined the firm’s ERISA and Executive Compensation practice as a partner, resident in the London office.

“Expanding our executive compensation capabilities into the UK allows us to provide full service support in this area to our clients as we work alongside them on transformative transactions,” said Patrick Menasco, co-chair of Goodwin’s ERISA and Executive Compensation practice. “We have seen particular demand for this advice from our clients in the technology and life sciences sectors, both in the UK and internationally, and we are delighted someone of Saba’s expertise will be joining our team to partner with our clients.”

Rais has more than 15 years’ experience advising on the design, implementation and operation of a wide range of employee share plans and executive remuneration arrangements for both public and private companies. She has a particular focus on the share plan aspects of  major corporate transactions, in particular takeovers and flotations. Rais advises on all share plan-related matters including tax, global compliance, trust and nominee arrangements, administration and employment issues.

Goodwin is recognized by the Legal 500 for excellence in employee benefits and executive compensation. The firm was named the number one firm (by deal count) for global, U.K., and U.S. M&A, by Mergermarket in the H1 2022 league tables.