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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | USA

Massachusetts

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. Goodwin
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    Goodwin
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    2023 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Goodwin possesses a distinguished group of highly skilled practitioners offering expert ERISA advice. It is held in high esteem for its extensive knowledge of executive compensation issues, encompassing areas such as tax, corporate governance and securities. The firm maintains strong industry sector expertise across financial services, including investment banks, and is also noted for its prominence in both the private equity and venture capital spaces.
  2. Ropes & Gray LLP
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    Ropes & Gray LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    2023 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Ropes & Gray has a distinguished practice providing top-tier counsel on an array of traditional labor and benefits matters, as well as specialist advice in areas such as 401(k) plans, ESOPs and ERISA. It provides expert counsel to public and private organizations, with particular experience acting for medical institutions, universities and other tax-exempt entities. The team regularly advises on the drafting of severance packages and employment contracts. Ropes & Gray is singled out for its strength representing blue-chip clients in benefits matters relating to both national and cross-border transactional work.
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Band 2
  1. McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    2023 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    McDermott Will & Emery is held in high esteem for its representation of private and public entities on both a national and international scale. The department offers specialist expertise to clients in the healthcare sector on corporate governance and retirement, health and welfare plan issues. It displays significant expertise in matters relating to ERISA. Additional areas of focus include executive compensation work on behalf of public companies and matters involving significant tax implications. The firm acts for a number of household-name clients, including companies in the finance and food industries.
  2. WilmerHale
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    WilmerHale
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    2023 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    WilmerHale is recognized for its breadth of knowledge across a diverse range of sectors such as finance, life sciences and technology. It is regularly called upon to provide global corporations and startup companies with quality advice on the full spectrum of compensation and employee benefits matters. The firm is equipped to advise on equity compensation plans and recommended for its prowess counseling clients on benefits and compensation matters associated with high-value M&A.
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Band 3
  1. Mintz
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    Mintz
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    2023 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    Mintz offers valued advice to domestic and international clients across a range of sectors including education, financial services and healthcare. Particular areas of strength include welfare and retirement plans, and all types of matters pertaining to the ACA. It regularly assists clients with reporting requirements.
  2. Sullivan & Worcester
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    Sullivan & Worcester
    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
    2023 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Sullivan & Worcester is noted for the breadth of its capabilities in employee benefits matters and for its representation of a range of corporate and individual clients, particularly in the financial services industry. It is singled out for its expertise in tax implications and considerations of benefit plans, M&A-related matters and compensation arrangements.