Press Release November 21, 2022

Goodwin Adds Partner Alex Fisher in London to Launch UK Employment Practice

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Alex Fisher will join the firm’s Employment practice as a partner, resident in the London office.

“Extending our premier Employment practice into Europe is an important step as we continue to provide a holistic, seamless service to clients worldwide across our key industries of focus: private equity, real estate, technology, life sciences and financial services,” said Rob Hale, chair of Goodwin’s Employment practice. “Alex’s experience and capabilities span transactional, advisory and contentious work, which will further enhance our UK client offering. We are delighted he is joining the London team.”

Fisher advises clients on issues in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment law. His extensive experience includes advising on transactions, large and small scale restructuring and redundancy processes, running investigations concerning employee complaints and whistleblowing allegations, executive exits and other employee dismissals, litigation in the Employment Tribunal and High Court and restrictive covenant and confidentiality breach enforcement actions.

Goodwin’s London office has grown from approximately 100 lawyers in January 2020 to over 200 today. In line with the needs of its growing client base, the firm has added a number of new practices to its UK offering in 2022 through the hires of capital markets partner Ariel White-Tsimikalis, antitrust & competition partner Sarah Jordan and executive compensation and incentives partner Saba Rais.

Goodwin’s Employment practice has been recognized for excellence by Chambers, The Legal 500, and U.S. News Best – Lawyers®. The firm is also ranked as a top provider across global transactional league tables. Most recently, Refinitiv ranked Goodwin the number one law firm for global M&A and private equity and venture capital rounds, the number two firm for U.S. equity and equity-linked capital markets, and the number four firm for global shareholder activism.