Overview


Andrew C. Liazos heads the Firm’s Executive Compensation Group and the Boston Employee Benefits Practice. Andrew focuses his practice on compensation and benefit matters, including related securities, M&A, IPO, private equity, international and litigation matters. Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to compensation committees to individual executives in employment and severance negotiations.

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Results


  • Successfully represented Liberty Mutual in its ground-breaking challenge to overturn Vermont’s All Payor Claims Database reporting requirements in the US Supreme Court and 2nd Circuit as being pre-empted under ERISA
  • Represented a Fortune 200 company in successfully defending against over $50 million in proposed IRS compensation deduction disallowances under golden parachute rules
  • Advised a Fortune 100 company on implementing stock rights programs in over 30 countries and multinational European companies on implementing stock rights programs in the United States

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Recognition


  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, 2007, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • BTI Consulting Group, Law Firm Client Service All-Star
  • Chambers USA, 2006-2018, Leading Lawyer
  • Acritas Stars, 2019, listed among independently rated lawyers

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Community


  • American Bar Association Joint Committee on Employee Benefits National Institute on Executive Compensation (2014), Co-Chair; Tax Section – Employee Benefits Committee (2016), Vice Chair; Multinational Employee Benefits Subcommittee (2007-2010) and Joint Split-Dollar Life Insurance Task Force (2002-2003), Chair Emeritus
  • American Law Institute, Faculty Member
  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Fellow, 2011 – 2016

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Credentials


Education
Suffolk University Law School, JD, cum laude, Tax Moot Court, 1990
University of Massachusetts Amherst, BS, cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi, 1987

Admissions
Massachusetts
Maine
New York

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Andrew C. Liazos

Insights & Events / Media

June 9, 2015

View From McDermott: SEC Proposes New Pay Versus Performance Disclosure Rules

May 28, 2015

Section 162(m) Final Regulations Clarify Requirements for Exemptions to $1 Million Deduction Limitation

Summer 2014

Camp Tax Reform Proposal Targets Executive Compensation

June 17, 2014

Clawbacks, Compliance and Incentive Compensation: A Supplemental Approach

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