Skip to content
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

3 ranked lawyersBand 1New YorkUSA 2021 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Highly regarded for its comprehensive expertise in advising on a wide range of benefits and executive compensation issues within a transactional context, including M&A, private equity and joint ventures. Acts on behalf of high-ranking individuals, financial institutions and boards of directors, while also excelling in matters pertaining to the investment management space. Clients benefit from its experience appearing before various governmental agencies.

Strengths

Interviewees say: "They know the rules backwards and forwards and their judgment is really good."

Clients state: "They are very coordinated across multiple subject matter groups and provide well thought-out advice."

Market sources report: "They are the best in their space - highly client-centric and have a deep knowledge of many topics."

Work highlights

Assisted Charles Schwab with the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of its all-stock acquisition of TD Ameritrade, which was valued at $26 billion.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Crandall advises clients on an array of issues, including the modification of benefit arrangements and ERISA matters.
"He is a subject matter expert in so many areas and provides very practical and technically sound advice."

Kyoko Takahashi Lin is respected for her advice to clients on executive compensation and related private equity issues. She is adept at handling matters arising from a range of transactions, such as M&A and the formation of joint ventures.
"She is responsive and provides very sophisticated advice. She comes up with elegant solutions that take into account all the dynamics and other legal disciplines and meets client demands. She has an informed, holistic approach." "Her technical capability and business judgment are really superb."

Veronica Wissel frequently assists clients with the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of corporate transactions.
"She is extremely diligent, responsive, extremely knowledgeable and really creative on very difficult, unique plan structures. She has an ability to think outside the box." "She has a high level of technical knowledge on the employee benefits landscape. She has real commercial knowledge about how certain approaches will land and is incredibly insightful in a lot of areas."

Department Information

This content is provided by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Overview

For more information about Davis Polk’s practices, please visit www.davispolk.com/practices.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

firm
Location

450 Lexington Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10017

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Jeffrey Crandall
Band 4
Kyoko Takahashi Lin
Band 2
Veronica Wissel
Up and Coming