- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
- Business Development Companies
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0167|
|University ||University of Virginia, B.A. Phi Beta Kappa|
|Law School||Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude|
|Admitted||1996, Maryland; 1997, District of Columbia|
Chair, Executive Compensation Subcommittee, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
|Born||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 7, 1971|
Adam Cohen develops practical solutions to the complex issues of employee compensation, benefits, retirement and pensions. He has more than 20 years of experience representing public companies, closely held businesses and tax-exempt organizations.
A member of Sutherland's Tax Practice Group, Adam provided advice on employee benefits and equity compensation for the largest corporate spin-off in business history and has advised on international and billion-dollar mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. His extensive experience includes the design and implementation of tax-qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and 409A compliance, executive compensation arrangements, executive employment and separation agreements, fringe benefits and compensation clawbacks.
Additionally, Adam is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he currently teaches “Retirement Plan Qualification Requirements.”
Sutherland advises British Nuclear Fuels in $5.4 billion auction.
Sutherland counsels clients on unusual structures and other issues in qualified plans.
Sutherland advises a global reinsurer on the redesign of its equity compensation program.
Awards and Rankings
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation (2011-2012, 2014-2015)
Named a Nolan fellow by the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, recognizing outstanding service
Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of tax: employee benefits and executive compensation (2011, 2015)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Supreme Court: For ERISA Plans, Time May Be Money
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Cristopher D. Jones,Paul R. Lang,Allison E. Wielobob, February 2, 2016
A new U.S. Supreme Court decision is a reminder that Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plans must act promptly if they want to assert a lien to secure a participant’s obligation to reimburse medical expenses or to recover overpayment of retirement benefits. In Montanile v. Board...
District Court to EEOC: Leave Wellness Enough Alone
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Paul R. Lang,Vanessa A. Scott,Allison E. Wielobob, January 14, 2016
A Wisconsin federal district court dismissed (with prejudice) a complaint by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that a company’s wellness program violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC had alleged that, by requiring its employees to complete a health risk...
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