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Covington & Burling LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

5 ranked lawyersBand 2District of ColumbiaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly reputed for its handling of complex and sensitive employee benefits and executive compensation issues, including those arising from sizable corporate transactions. Also excels in representing clients before federal government agencies such as the Treasury Department, the IRS and the EEOC. Provides an impressive roster of clients with day-to-day counseling on employee benefits and executive compensation issues.

Work highlights

Advised Fox on the ERISA aspects of its spinoff from 21st Century Fox and its $70 billion merger with Disney.

Notable practitioners

John Vine is a seasoned employee benefits and executive compensation attorney who assists clients with advisory, regulatory and litigation matters.
"He is very innovative, really smart and very good at explaining things to others. He is practical and solutions-driven." "He is extremely knowledgeable."

Marianna Dyson is knowledgeable about tax issues relating to employee benefits and compensation, including payroll tax.
"Marianna is extremely knowledgeable about the tax aspects of executive compensation."

Michael Francese advises clients on a wide array of employee benefits and executive compensation issues, including transactional and policy matters.
"He is super smart, creative and pushes hard for his client's point of view." "I am impressed by his knowledge and general ability."

Richard Shea assists clients with high-level employee benefits and compensation issues.
"He can explain things well and feels very accessible to clients." "He is a very smart and incredibly creative lawyer." "He has a legendary status as a tax lawyer. He is a very thorough and sophisticated lawyer."

Robert Newman has a wealth of experience handling pension derisking transactions.
"He is very intelligent, thoughtful and practical. He is a terrific lawyer." "He is one of the smartest people working in this space. He is a very careful and disciplined thinker."

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Covington & Burling LLP

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Location

One CityCenter, 850 Tenth Street

NW

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20001-4956

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District of Columbia

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


John M Vine
Senior Statespeople
Marianna G Dyson
Senior Statespeople
Michael J Francese
Band 3
Richard C Shea
Senior Statespeople
Robert Newman
Band 2