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.