Jeffrey Ross

Jeffrey Ross

  • Partner
  • Executive Compensation & ERISA
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8678
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Jeffrey Ross is an Executive Compensation & ERISA partner, and chair of the department, resident in Fried Frank's New York office. He joined the Firm in 2008 and became a partner in 2009.

Mr. Ross's practice focuses on ERISA fiduciary matters, with particular emphasis on the application of ERISA's fiduciary and prohibited transaction rules to the structuring, operation and administration of a wide range of private investment funds and investment management arrangements. He counsels extensively regarding ERISA's “plan asset” regulation and routinely assists clients wishing to operate plan asset hedge funds in compliance with ERISA. More generally, Mr. Ross has experience with a broad variety of benefits and compensation matters and the numerous federal and state laws that govern the field. In this regard, he often assists in the negotiation of employment, non-competition and severance agreements as well as equity-based compensation arrangements. Clients also frequently call upon Mr. Ross to advise on the employee benefits and executive compensation matters arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions and related transactions. Mr. Ross is a frequent speaker on these and other ERISA and compensation matters.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Ross is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation. He is also consistently recognized by Legal 500 in Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation.

Professional Associations

Mr. Ross is on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section as the Co-Chair of Employee Benefits and also serves as a board member of The Jewish Community Project Downtown.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York

Practices & Industries


Yale University, BA – 1998
  • cum laude
New York University School of Law, JD – 2001
  • Associate Casebook Editor, Moot Court Casebook
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