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Jeffrey Ross

  • Partner | Executive Compensation and ERISA

New York

T: +1.212.859.8678

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Jeffrey Ross is chair of our Executive Compensation & ERISA Department, and is regarded as one of the top lawyers focused on high-stakes executive compensation and ERISA matters in complex transactions.

Collaborating with our sophisticated M&A and Private Equity teams, Jeff advises clients on employee benefits and executive compensation matters arising in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and other related transactions. Private and public companies rely on him to structure and design their equity compensation arrangements, while private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies seek his representation in financial and strategic transactions, including IPOs and other company exits.

In his ERISA practice, Jeff regularly advises clients on complex fiduciary matters related to asset management transactions, with a particular emphasis on the application of ERISA’s fiduciary and prohibited transaction rules to the structuring, operation, and administration of a wide ra...

Jeffrey Ross is chair of our Executive Compensation & ERISA Department, and is regarded as one of the top lawyers focused on high-stakes executive compensation and ERISA matters in complex transactions.

Collaborating with our sophisticated M&A and Private Equity teams, Jeff advises clients on employee benefits and executive compensation matters arising in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and other related transactions. Private and public companies rely on him to structure and design their equity compensation arrangements, while private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies seek his representation in financial and strategic transactions, including IPOs and other company exits.

In his ERISA practice, Jeff regularly advises clients on complex fiduciary matters related to asset management transactions, with a 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. In addition to advising investment funds how to comply with the various rules that permit their sponsors to avoid ERISA regulation, our clients also frequently turn to Jeff for assistance in operating investment funds in compliance with ERISA.
 
Jeff also frequently represents executive management teams, including CEOs and other C-Suite executives, in their highest-stakes matters. He regularly assists these clients in negotiating change-in-control arrangements, significant co-investment opportunities, high-ticket multiyear employment contracts, complex performance-based pay packages, separation arrangements involving significant amounts of equity, and similar arrangements.

Jeff speaks frequently on ERISA and compensation matters and is consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 as a leading individual in Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation.

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