New York, October 21, 2019 – Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Jason R. Ertel has joined the Firm as a partner in the Executive Compensation & ERISA Department. He will be based in the Firm's New York office.
Mr. Ertel has significant experience advising on a variety of executive compensation, ERISA, and other employee benefit matters, primarily in the context of public and private company mergers, acquisitions, sales, spin-offs, and other corporate transactions. At Fried Frank, he will continue to focus his practice on these matters, as well as on representing compensation committees, management teams, and individual executives.
“We are pleased to welcome Jason to the Firm and to our Executive Compensation & ERISA Department,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “I am confident that his diverse executive compensation experience in a number of industries will complement our representation of clients across transactional areas.”
“Jason possesses deep market place knowledge and technical skill that will allow us to remain focused on the most complex and nuanced executive compensation matters,” added Jeffrey Ross, chair of the Firm's Executive Compensation & ERISA Department. “We look forward to adding Jason's expertise to the team as we continue to provide exceptional and tailored service for our clients.”
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Ertel was a counsel in the employee benefits and executive compensation group at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He received his JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.
Fried Frank's Executive Compensation & ERISA Department advises on a broad range of topics including employment agreements, equity and equity-based compensation plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, as well as the preparation of related documents, disclosures and submissions to tax, securities, and labor regulatory agencies. Often collaborating with the Firm's transactional practices, our clients include privately and publicly held corporations and other business entities, boards of directors and compensation committees, investment banking firms, leveraged buyout and other investment partnerships and investment managers. The practice is also particularly known for advising hedge fund and private equity clients who regularly call upon us to ensure compliance with ERISA's fiduciary responsibility and prohibited transaction rules.