Strong businesses require strong leadership. To help organizations recruit, hire and retain key leadership and senior managers, our Firm provides high-quality, client-tailored advice on all aspects of executive compensation, including benefits, tax, securities, labor and litigation issues. Our executive compensation team draws on experienced lawyers from our benefits, corporate, tax, private client and other departments to provide seamless, coordinated advice that meets the demands of today’s global workforce.
We understand the needs of employers and industry groups, and take into account the political, economic and social issues that drive legislators and regulators who develop and enforce executive compensation policy. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, public companies of all sizes and privately held entities within the banking, financial services, health, technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, utilities, insurance and other industries. Our group includes former Internal Revenue Service officials who participated in many of the rulings and developed a number of regulations that affect executive compensation. Members of our practice also hold key leadership positions within national and state bar associations.
We work with clients to develop executive compensation strategies that attract, retain and reward key executives while also protecting the best interests of shareholders. In light of increasing public scrutiny and the changing legal environment, corporate governance issues are an important consideration when establishing internal processes and structures. We provide effective guidance on change-in-control protection, compensation committee governance, executive employment agreements, equity compensation and stock options, incentive compensation, non-qualified deferred compensation, public disclosures, Section 16 reporting and split-dollar life insurance.