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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Leadership

Chair:

Dickstein, Beth

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Sub Committees  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Business Succession – Tax and Financial Considerations

    02/11/2016-02/11/2016

    This program will discuss how to transition a business while minimizing or eliminating taxes. Discussion includes transfers of closely-held businesses to key employees and family members. Corporate and partnership opportunities will be compared and contrasted and estate planning consequences will also ...

    Understanding the Key Elements of a Legal Opinion

    02/25/2016-02/25/2016

    Business lawyers are asked to give legal opinions in a number of contexts, including financing and M&A transactions. This program will walk through a basic form of third party legal opinion, and will discuss its main features. It will examine opinions commonly rendered, and will discuss what they mean ...

    Law Firm Bankruptcies and Dissolutions: Legal and Ethical Issues

    02/26/2016-02/26/2016

    Law Firm Bankruptcies and Dissolutions: Legal and Ethical Issues


Listserve

In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

BL-EMPLOYEEBENEFITS@mail.americanbar.org

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here.


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Modified by Graham Hunt on April 15, 2015

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