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Andrew L. Gaines

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New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0339

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Andrew L. Gaines is a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group.


Andrew advises employers on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefit plans and their treatment in corporate transactions and in bankruptcy. He counsels investment fund sponsors on ERISA issues associated with the formation of private investment funds and the structuring of underlying investments. Andrew also frequently counsels large institutional pension investors on fiduciary issues arising in connection with investing in private investment funds. He also represents employers and executives in the negotiation of employment and severance agreements.

Andrew has been recognized as a leading individual in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 for the past six consecutive years, with clients describing him as “an incredible subject matter expert who is also very practical.” Andrew was named the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (NY) by The Best Lawyers in America, and has been recognized in both the Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Tax Law (NY) categories since 2006.

Andrew is a frequent writer and lecturer on executive compensation and employee benefits topics.

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