With decades of experience, Vinson & Elkins’ Executive Compensation & Benefits (ECB) team advises clients regarding all aspects of employee benefits. We regularly advise clients concerning benefit plan operational and compliance issues, including tax and securities law requirements. We also render advice as to the benefits aspects of business acquisitions, sales, mergers, spin-offs, takeovers, and leveraged buyouts, and guide clients through the intricacies of executive compensation issues related to such transactions.
V&E's ECB lawyers are experienced in representing plan
sponsors and employers regarding the design, drafting, implementation, and
operation of employee benefits plans for all levels of employees. Our
experience also includes representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of
Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. We also maintain an active
fiduciary practice, representing both plan fiduciaries and investment
professionals sponsoring commingled investment funds.
With ever-evolving laws regulating employee benefits, our clients rely on us to stay abreast of new regulatory changes and alert them regarding the potential impact that these legal issues can have on their businesses.
V&E's diverse client base
features Fortune 500 companies in numerous industries, as well as private
equity funds, startups, management teams, boards, and compensation committees.