Adam B. Cohen: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Adam B. Cohen

Adam B. Cohen
Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.383.0167

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Business Development Companies
  • Tax
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0167
Fax: 202-637-3593
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Adam-B-Cohen
 
University University of Virginia, B.A. Phi Beta Kappa
 
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
 
Admitted1996, Maryland; 1997, District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Chair, Executive Compensation Subcommittee, Tax Section, American Bar Association
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

 
BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, February 7, 1971
 
Biography

Adam Cohen develops practical solutions to the complex issues of employee compensation, benefits, retirement and pensions. He has more than 15 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.“

Selected Experience
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)

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)

Client Tools
• 409A Law

 
ISLN912032717
 

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Supreme Court Instructs Ninth Circuit to Consider Common Law of Trusts in Applying ERISA's Statute of Limitations
Wilson G. Barmeyer,Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Carol T. McClarnon,W. Mark Smith, May 20, 2015
The Supreme Court has once again emphasized the importance of ERISA’s origins in the common law of trusts, this time in interpreting its statute of limitations. On May 18, the Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Tibble v. Edison1, which had held that a claim for breach of...

Wellness Programs Alive and Well?
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Paul R. Lang,Carol A. Weiser, April 24, 2015
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued proposed regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding employer-provided wellness programs that were published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2015. The proposed regulations are intended to reconcile rules...

IRS Warns Plan Sponsors About Hardship Withdrawal Documentation
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin,Andrea M. Gehman,Alice Murtos, April 17, 2015
In a recent Employee Plans Newsletter, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned plan sponsors that they must obtain and keep documentation related to hardship withdrawals, particularly the documentation necessary to substantiate an employee’s immediate and heavy need for a hardship...



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Adam B. Cohen

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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