David has experience in a wide range of compensation and benefits matters. A significant portion of his law practice is devoted to the design of executive compensation arrangements, including stock options, restricted stock, and other equity-based compensation vehicles. He frequently advises employers and executives in the structuring of employment, change of control, and severance agreements, and has testified before the Treasury Department concerning the implementation of executive compensation arrangements. David’s executive compensation practice also involves advanced tax matters, including performance-based compensation arrangements, golden parachute transactions, and 409A compliance matters. He regularly assists executives in multinational compensation issues, including cross-border transactions.
David has extensive experience in the impact of securities laws on executive compensation, including Section 16 and Rule 144 issues. His practice regularly entails corporate governance matters and proxy disclosure matters. He has been active in the implementation of employee benefits programs in corporate and government sectors, and has experience in the design and administration of various forms of retirement plans and welfare plans, including 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans, 457 plans, profit-sharing plans, employee stock ownership plans, defined benefit plans, multi-employer plans, supplemental executive retirement plans, health plans, and severance plans.
Additionally, David has represented clients in dealings and controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. He has also been involved in various government audits of employee benefit plans and other compensatory arrangements. David works extensively on benefits issues relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, initial public offerings, corporate governance matters, securities offerings, and international transactions.
David is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.