The Executive Compensation and Benefits practice at Skadden advises public and private companies, management, boards of directors and executives on a full range of matters relating to employee compensation plans and arrangements, including issues arising in the areas of the transactional, tax, securities, bankruptcy, corporate governance and ERISA claims.
Skadden ranks in the top tier for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law by U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2019. Our practitioners are recognized as “leading lawyers” in the executive compensation and employee benefits fields by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500: U.S., among others. We regularly publish articles and client memoranda on important developments in the area and are called on to provide insights to the press and at numerous high-profile conferences and meetings. In addition, our practice includes the authors and editors of The Section 409A Handbook — the leading treatise on Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, which governs the treatment of deferred compensation — as well as the chairperson of the PLI Hot Issues in Executive Compensation Conference.