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In this highly technical area, our group is widely known for their inventive and practical approach to solving problems and resolving business issues. Our team provides advice in connection with high-profile, multibillion-dollar M&A transactions, public proxy statements, compensation arrangements and ERISA fiduciary matters for investment funds and plan fiduciaries.

Why Paul, Weiss

Our Executive Compensation Practice Group plays a pivotal role in the majority of transactions the firm handles on behalf of our clients. From creating, negotiating and modifying change-in-control arrangements to addressing issues that arise in connection with the assumption of (or the failure to assume) benefit plans and other employee obligations, we provide sophisticated advice that our clients expect and require to execute their most complicated strategic deals. Today the group has twenty dedicated professionals including two partners.

Our executive compensation lawyers counsel clients regularly about ERISA-regulated retiree medical and pension benefits, including liabilities to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and multiemployer (union) pension plan withdrawal liabilities. They often provide critical support to the firm's bankruptcy practice.

Teaming with the Investment Management Group, our executive compensation experts counsel market-leading investment firms in structuring their funds, acquisitions and dispositions and in managing ERISA fiduciary responsibility to minimize their risk and maximize their return.

Our lawyers also handle the most complicated employee benefits plan and executive compensation matters. They have extensive experience in designing and implementing innovative employment contracts and cash and equity-based incentive arrangements for senior management of public and private companies.

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