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 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.”

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, 2014-2015)

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)

Client Tools
409A Law

 
ISLN912032717
 

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2015 in Review: ERISA Civil Enforcement Recoveries Remain Low, Criminal Investigations Continue to Rise
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin,Michael A. Hepburn,W. Mark Smith, February 9, 2016
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently published its Fiscal Year 2015 “Fact Sheet” documenting civil and criminal enforcement activities under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Although civil monetary recoveries trended upward, they remained at...

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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Adam B. Cohen

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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