Latham & Watkins LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Well-respected executive compensation and employee benefits group, advising corporations and boards of directors on corporate governance and commercial transactions. Provides assistance with a wide range of matters including stock and cash-based incentives, deferred compensation, pensions and equity plan alterations. Offers notable strengths in cross-border transactions.

Strengths An interviewee notes: "It is a first-rate and high-quality team."

Clients also praise the firm's "strong breadth of knowledge and familiarity with the issues" and "very practical approach to issues."

One source says: "Everyone on the team is incredibly responsive and their ability to communicate well, their knowledge of the subject matter and the plethora of options they provide makes the firm stand far above others."

Work highlights Represented Energy Transfer Equity on the benefits and compensation aspects of its $62 billion acquisition of natural gas operator Energy Transfer Partners.

Notable practitioners

Bradd Williamson in New York is global chair of the firm's benefits, compensation and employment practice.