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

    Environmental Law: Smart Business Strategies


    Proactive engagement in environmental issues can reveal opportunities for even smarter business strategies. This session brings together experts on environmental law, civil and criminal enforcement and transactions who will first lay a foundation of environmental requirements and related legal and business ...

    2016 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

    Boston Marriott Copley Place

    ONLINE /ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED All registrations will occur onsite at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Boston, MA Registration Desk Hours: Wednesday, September 7 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, ...

    Commercial Law Developments, 2015-2016


    This program will review court decisions from the last year and discuss how they affect day-to-day finance and commercial law practice. Topics will include secured transactions, guaranties, fraudulent transfers, notes, securities, and letters of


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