McGuireWoods’ Aaron Marienthal to Join PayActiv

February 26, 2020

McGuireWoods San Francisco associate Aaron Marienthal will join PayActiv Inc., a financial technology platform that provides workers with on-demand access to earned wages. McGuireWoods has represented the company since 2018.

As PayActiv’s new senior vice president and director of legal, Marienthal will help establish and run the day-to-day operations of the legal department, handling HR, litigation, intellectual property and regulatory issues, including matters related to the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). Marienthal will join McGuireWoods alumnus David Reidy, who became PayActiv’s chief legal officer in January 2020.

Marienthal joined the firm in 2017, working on high-stakes financial services litigation, complex commercial disputes and intellectual property matters.

“Aaron is a tremendous lawyer and friend,” said San Francisco office managing partner Dave Powell. “His work ethic, command of complexity and client focus are unsurpassed. PayActiv is fortunate to have Aaron, and we look forward to continuing to work with him.”

Noted Marienthal, “While the decision to leave McGuireWoods — which is unmatched in its culture and quality of legal work that it produces — is a difficult one, the relationships I’ve made here are ones I will cherish the rest of my life. I’m excited to rejoin David, who is one of my mentors, and to continue working with my friends and colleagues at the firm in this new capacity.”