Jones Day

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Advises corporations and boards of directors on various executive compensation issues, such as deferred compensation and equity compensation plans. Provides assistance to public companies with their benefit arrangements, including group health plans and qualified and nonqualified programs. Adept at navigating the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of corporate transactions and also offers counsel on pension plan derisking and ERISA compliance.

Strengths A client comments: "Jones Day has impressed me - it has a large network that can advise in specific jurisdictions."

Sources report: "The firm has significant strength in practical decision-making."

Work highlights Acted for Reynolds American in the benefits and compensation aspects of British American Tobacco's $49 billion acquisition of 57.8% of the outstanding shares of Reynolds not already owned by BAT.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Hagen in New York and Evan Miller in Washington, DC are cochairs of the firm's employee benefits and executive compensation practice.