DeMario Carswell is an associate in Goodwin’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Financial Industry Litigation and ERISA Litigation practices. His practice focuses on counseling and representing fiduciaries, companies, benefit plan service providers and trustees in all phases of complex ERISA litigation and ERISA compliance. Mr. Carswell also represents clients in regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, including with the Department of Labor.

Additionally, Mr. Carswell provides guidance to fiduciaries as to their fiduciary responsibilities and obligations under ERISA. He also provides guidance in proactively developing litigation risk mitigation strategies ERISA benefit plans and their service providers.

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Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Carswell served as ERISA counsel at M&T Bank. In his prior role, he focused on managing ERISA litigation and regulatory matters across the country, as well as providing counsel on a variety of ERISA issues. His in-house experience has provided him with a unique view and insight on the day-to-day issues that impact his clients and how to position them best for success.

Prior to that, Mr. Carswell was a Litigation Associate in the Financial Services Department at a national law firm, where he represented national, regional, and local financial institutions in various areas of commercial litigation.

Professional Activities

Mr. Carswell is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association. He also served as a board member of the National Federation for Just Communities.

Mr. Carswell’s pro bono experience includes providing counseling and representing prisoners in cases involving civil rights violations.


Mr. Carswell has been selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 U.S. 2022.

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J.D., 2011
University of Illinois College of Law
B.S. in Business, 2005
State University of New York College at Buffalo



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Missouri (inactive)
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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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