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USA District of Columbia Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

This section covers the full range of matters involving employee benefits and compensation plans including advising on the design and implementation thereof, as well as related taxation issues. It also includes advice on executive compensation agreements and benefits matters pertaining to corporate transactions. Moreover, it includes contentious matters pertaining to the implementation of benefit plans. Please also see ERISA litigation for disputes brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

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Band 1
  1. Groom Law Group, Chartered
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    Groom Law Group, Chartered
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Distinguished employee benefits boutique, widely praised for its handling of a broad array of tax and benefit issues. Highly sought after for its well-established connections to governmental entities and its specialized expertise in matters such as executive compensation, fiduciary responsibility, and plan funding and restructuring. Offers a wealth of experience with regulatory issues affecting plans, including Department of Labor investigations.
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Band 2
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    Covington & Burling LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Highly reputed for its handling of complex and sensitive employee benefits and executive compensation issues, including those arising from sizable corporate transactions. Also excels in representing clients before federal government agencies such as the Treasury Department, the IRS and the EEOC. Provides an impressive roster of clients with day-to-day counseling on employee benefits and executive compensation issues.
  2. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Distinguished for providing advice on a wide array of matters including pension and retirement plans, executive compensation plans and benefits issues linked to M&A. Well regarded for representing clients across a wide array of industries such as retail, healthcare, technology, and financial services. Provides counsel on a wide range of issues, including fiduciary obligations, operation of plans and negotiating with third-party vendors.
  3. Proskauer Rose LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Alston & Bird LLP
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    Alston & Bird LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Praised for its specialized expertise in representing both employers and providers in an array of employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Significant experience in litigating ERISA disputes as well as providing advice on employee benefits matters pertaining to corporate transactions.
  2. Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
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    Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Noted for its representation of employee plan sponsors and service providers in a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefit matters. Offers counsel on the operation of benefit and compensation plans, as well as advising clients on high-level regulatory developments.
  3. Ivins, Phillips & Barker
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    Ivins, Phillips & Barker
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Prominent boutique in the tax and employee benefits and executive compensation market, recognized for its representation of some of the largest and most prestigious employers, including many Fortune 100 companies. Highly respected for its provision of robust assistance on issues such as executive compensation, pension plan derisking, cash balance design and qualified plans. Also offers expertise in fringe benefits, fiduciary issues and vendor negotiations.
  4. Steptoe & Johnson LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. ArentFox Schiff LLP
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    ArentFox Schiff LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    A largely advisory employee benefits and executive compensation practice, noted for its handling of the impact of M&A on benefits plans. Counsels plan sponsors on all aspects of retirement and health and welfare plans. Distinguished for its specialized expertise in resolving complex, broken employee benefit plans.
  2. DLA Piper LLP (US)
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    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded practice known for its strength in advising on the benefits and compensations aspects of corporate transactions, including cross-border deals. Able to assist clients with an array of matters including the design of retirement plans and the negotiation of equity and other incentive agreements. Also provides counsel on regulatory compliance as well as ERISA class actions.
  3. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Respected team, offering an interdisciplinary approach to the full range of employee benefits and executive compensation. Particular experience in the provision of advice concerning benefits and compensation matters arising from corporate transactions. Also experienced in ERISA litigation.
  4. Hogan Lovells US LLP
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    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    Highly regarded for its provision of well-rounded employee benefit and executive compensation advice to clients in industries such as real estate, media and education, among others. Offers expertise on a full range of matters, from health and welfare plans to ERISA litigation. Extensive experience providing employee benefits and executive compensation counsel in M&A.
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    Jones Day
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    Capable of handling complex ERISA disputes including stock drop cases and multiemployer plan litigation. Also has expertise in withdrawal liability litigation. Offers additional expertise in M&A-related employee benefits and executive compensation issues.
  6. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
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    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Respected for its expertise in handling a variety of employee benefits and executive compensation issues including lump sum derisking and ERISA litigation. Frequently advises clients on regulatory compliance and issues relating to M&A transactions. Noted for its experience in assisting national and international clients.
  7. Miller & Chevalier Chartered
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    Miller & Chevalier Chartered
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Possesses an impressive track record in advising on contentious employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including issues arising under ERISA and the Affordable Care Act. Recognized experience representing some of the nation's largest health insurance providers as well as major corporations. Well placed to handle government investigations and regulatory advocacy with its impressive bench consisting of professionals with previous experience working in government agencies.
  8. Winston & Strawn LLP
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    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Winston & Strawn LLP fields an impressive team of highly respected employee benefits and executive compensation attorneys. The group is able to draw on a broad range of expertise, frequently advising clients on governance and ERISA and tax compliance pertaining to retirement and health and welfare plans. The team frequently assists clients with transaction-related issues.
  9. Davis & Harman LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    USA 2022 | Band 4