American Bar Association
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee

ABA Section of Business Law

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee is to educate and support business lawyers in addressing executive compensation and employee benefits issues under the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA and applicable corporate, securities and employment laws, and those arising in connection with merger and acquisition transactions, insolvency counseling and bankruptcy and in litigation.

Committee Facts

  • Approximately 350 members
  • Three in-person meetings a year at the Business Law Section Meeting, the ABA Annual Meeting and the Business Law Section Fall Meeting in Washington, DC
  • Committee meetings often include significant participation by SEC staff members with a great opportunity for dialogue
  • Subcommittees focused on the full range of employee benefits and executive compensation topics
  • Sponsored and co-sponsored programs relate to areas of significant interest to practitioners, including the latest developments in employee benefits, executive compensation, corporate governance and related employment and labor laws
  • Activities include reviews of the rules and procedures of various governmental agencies including IRS, Treasury, Department of Labor, Health & Human Services, PBGC and others

Areas of Expertise

  • Equity compensation plans
  • Employment and separation agreements
  • Qualified and non-qualified retirement plans
  • Health plans (including the Affordable Care Act)
  • Life insurance and disability plans
  • Retiree health and life plans
  • Wellness programs
  • Fringe benefits
  • Employee benefits in mergers and acquisitions
  • ERISA litigation
  • Fiduciary responsibility/prohibited transactions
  • Compensation committee and other governance issues

ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Consumer Financial Services Basics 2015

    Waterview Conference Center

    Online registration is closed. Please call 800-285-2221 to

    Commercial Law Developments 2014-2015


    Teresa Harmon and Steve Weise will review key highlights and lowlights in the courts concerning secured transactions and related subjects, including guaranties, lender liability, contract law, and fraudulent transfers. They will provide drafting and structuring tips to address the issues raised by these ...

    Workplace Gambling: High Stakes Ethical Dilemmas


    Workplace Gambling: High Stakes Ethical Dilemmas


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Modified by Graham Hunt on April 15, 2015

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