Carl Metzger is a partner in Goodwin’s Complex Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Financial Industry Litigation practice and Chair of the firm’s Risk Management & Insurance practice. He is a former member of the firm’s Partnership Committee. His clients include both public and private companies, major insurance carriers and brokerages, private equity and venture capital firms and non-profit and educational institutions.





Mr. Metzger is recognized as an expert in advising boards of directors and senior officers on liability and risk management issues, as well as D&O insurance, indemnification and fiduciary duty issues. His experience includes securities litigation defense, financial fraud litigation, insurance claim disputes, governmental and self-regulatory organization investigations, and complex business disputes.

Professional Activities

Throughout his career, Mr. Metzger has played leading roles in a variety of professional and civic organizations. He is currently on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), the American Camp Association and the Squam Lakes Conservation Society. He has also served as a board member of the New England Children’s Foundation, the Massachusetts Appleseed Center of Law and Justice, the John and Anna Newton Porter Foundation and the First Unitarian Society of Newton. He has previously served as co-chair of the American Bar Association's Subcommittee on Securities and the Internet, and editor of the American Bar Association's journal, Securities News.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Metzger was a partner at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston where he led the firm’s risk management and insurance practice area and was the litigation partner liaison to the Private Equity Group.


Mr. Metzger has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for his work in Venture Capital Law 2022-2023.

Benchmark Litigation recognizes Mr. Metzger as a 2021 Litigation Star in Massachusetts for his work in Insurance. Mr. Metzger has been elected as a Fellow to the American College of Coverage Counsel. He has been recognized by Corporate LiveWire as a Global Award winner for expertise in the field of insurance and reinsurance, was the exclusive winner of Lexology’s Client Choice Award for Insurance and Reinsurance in Massachusetts, is highlighted as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, is recognized by Best Lawyers in America, and is continuously recognized by Boston Magazine as both a Massachusetts and New England “Super Lawyer.”

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JD, 1991
Northeastern University School of Law
BA, 1986
Haverford College


1991 to 1992 Maryland Court of Appeals, Honorable John F. McAuliffe



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Nos équipes interviennent aux côtés de nos clients, industriels, fonds d’investissement, startups, institutions financières et dirigeants, dans le cadre de transactions et de contentieux complexes, et apportent des conseils de tout premier plan dans les secteurs financiers, des Sciences de la Vie, du Private Equity, de l’immobilier et des technologies. Nous traitons les dossiers juridiques de manière intègre, ingénieuse, souple et audacieuse pour répondre efficacement aux enjeux propres à chacun de nos clients, quels que soient la taille de l’opération et le secteur d’activité. Pour en savoir plus, contactez-nous.

Unsere Kunden verlassen sich auf unsere erstklassige Beratung, vor allem im Hinblick auf komplexe Transaktionen und High-Stakes-Prozesse. Spezialisiert auf Angelegenheiten der Finanz-, Life-Sciences-, Private-Equity-, Immobilien-und Technologie-Branchen, verwenden wir einen kooperativen und interdisziplinären Ansatz, um Fragen unserer Kunden auch in extremen Spezialsituationen einer Lösung zuzuführen. Sie wollen mehr erfahren? Kontaktieren Sie uns gerne.

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