Overview

Our national Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice, consisting of approximately 25 professionals, offers decades of experience delivering exceptional, efficient guidance to a broad range of U.S. and global businesses, including 30+ Fortune 1000 companies. Ranked by The Legal 500 as one of the top Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practices in the country and recognized by Chambers USA as a leading practice for nearly 20 years, we are known for our knowledgeable, experienced team and cost-effective legal services.

Our group works collaboratively to advise clients across the country on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation matters, enlisting assistance from other firm practices when needed. We constantly monitor and review benefits-related legal and regulatory developments and leverage our experience with federal agencies and our relationships with key government officials to provide proactive advice and help companies design, implement and administer innovative, customized, compliant programs. Our insight and depth of practice uniquely enable us to assist our clients’ legal and human resources departments to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

We provide comprehensive advice on a wide range of plans and issues, including:

  • Fiduciary governance
  • Health and welfare plans
    • Health care reform, COBRA, HIPAA, and Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act compliance
  • Retirement plans
    • Cash balance plans
    • Pension de-risking transactions
    • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
      • Advising companies sponsoring ESOPs in connection with their transition to employee ownership
      • Advising fiduciaries representing participants owning shares through ESOPs
      • Advising banks lending to plan sponsors
    • Retirement plan investments
  • Executive compensation
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation issues in mergers and acquisitions
  • ERISA litigation

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