Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits

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Practice Leaders

Reed Smith’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group spans two continents and comprises more than 30 lawyers. Our multidisciplinary team provides sophisticated solutions for clients across a broad range of industries.

We represent Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, many of which have multinational operations. Our clients include midsize service and industrial businesses, professional and privately held companies, nonprofit and exempt organizations, and public sector employers.

Our lawyers design nearly all types of employee benefit plans and programs, health and welfare benefit plans, and executive compensation arrangements. We advise on the implementation, operation and termination of such plans and arrangements. Our experience also includes:

  • Government advocacy
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Transactional advice and assistance in structuring acquisitions, mergers and divestitures
  • Fiduciary counsel

With attorneys in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and beyond, we are accessible to our clients, and have substantial experience appearing before governmental authorities that oversee benefits plans and disputes. Members of our group are knowledgeable in areas closely tied to benefits matters, such as tax and securities law.

With every matter entrusted to us, we do more than advise on the law—we work to create comprehensive solutions that enable our clients to accomplish their business goals.