Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Comprehensive, Creative and Practical Solutions

Debevoise’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group plays a key role in transaction after transaction, delivering, according to The Legal 500 US, “a wide array of experience and expertise, with excellent industry knowledge.”

The Group practices at the intersection of corporate governance, securities laws, tax, ERISA and an intricate matrix of labor and employment regimes, and it does so while grappling with some of the most sensitive and important issues in major corporate transactions. It draws upon resources throughout the firm to assemble multidisciplinary teams for the tasks at hand. Just ask Chambers USA, which stated that the Group’s lawyers’ “strengths are their intellectual capabilities and expertise, accessibility and excellent collaborative and relationship skills.”

The Group’s experience is extremely broad, ranging from addressing the human resources and liability issues that arise in M&A transactions, to advising on critical aspects of corporate governance, to designing, negotiating and implementing employment contracts and short- and long-term compensation plans and programs, to navigating and developing creative solutions for the challenging ERISA issues that permeate Debevoise’s investment funds practice.

Clients praise the Group’s responsiveness, and its lawyers pride themselves on being an efficient point of contact when any number of executive compensation, benefits or ERISA-related issues arise. According to Chambers USA, the Group is “very responsive and helpful, and always willing to lend a hand.”