Adam Kaminsky

Adam Kaminsky

  • Partner
  • Executive Compensation & ERISA
  • Washington, DC
  • T:   +1.202.639.7420
  • F:   +1.202.639.7003
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Adam Kaminsky is an executive compensation & ERISA partner resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office. He joined the Firm in 2014.

Mr. Kaminsky focuses on executive compensation & ERISA matters, principally in connection with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, spin-offs and other corporate transactions. Mr. Kaminsky also advises public and private companies on the design, implementation and administration of equity and cash compensation arrangements, the negotiation of executive employment agreements, severance and change in control arrangements, and related corporate governance and disclosure matters.

Mr. Kaminsky has played a role in the compensation and benefits aspects of a number of high-profile transactions in the past several years, including the merger of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc., NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. and Colony Capital, Inc., the acquisition of Kate Spade by Coach, Informatica by Permira and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Interactive Intelligence by Genesys, Merrill Lynch by Bank of America Corporation, Rohm and Haas Company by Dow Chemical Corporation, Genzyme by Sanofi-Aventis, Progress Energy by Duke Energy, Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sunoco Inc. by Energy Transfer Partners, Magento by Adobe, WeddingWire by Permira followed by WeddingWire's acquisition of XO Group, and the spinoffs of SPX FLOW from SPX Corporation, Phillips 66 by Conoco Phillips, Mallinckrodt by Covidien and Suncoke Energy, Inc. by Sunoco Inc.

Mr. Kaminsky has also negotiated individual compensation packages for executives of large publicly traded companies, as well as for portfolio companies with private equity sponsors.

Honors & Awards

In 2017, Legal 500 recognized Mr. Kaminsky as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in the US Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation category. He was also recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in 2013 and a "Rising Star" in 2012 in the Employee Benefits section of the New York Metro edition of Super Lawyers.


From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Kaminsky served as the law clerk to Justice Brian Malone of the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

District of Columbia; New York

Practices & Industries


University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Laws – 2005
Syracuse University, MA – 2000
Queen's University, BA – 1999
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