Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Recommended for its ability to provide an interdisciplinary approach. Combines expertise in the areas of tax and securities law, ERISA and corporate governance in order to tackle the complexities of executive compensation and benefits issues. Strong choice to navigate M&A-related employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Serves a broad client list consisting of boards of directors and senior executives as well as several blue-chip corporations and private equity firms.

Strengths The team is described by one interviewee as "very service-oriented, great to work with and top notch in every regard."

According to one client, "they have a strong executive compensation group and also a strong corporate group - their ability to get those needs met is very, very helpful."

Another source says: "The team does top-quality legal work, and is very timely, responsive and thorough - just A+."

Work highlights Continued to advise Ply Gem and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on compensation matters relating to Ply Gem's $5.5 billion stock-for-stock combination with NCI Building Systems.

Notable practitioners

Lawrence Cagney chairs the firm's executive compensation and employee benefits department.