- 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 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.
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)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
It’s Time to Review Benefit Denial Letters
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, September 11, 2014
On August 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided in Moyer that the contractual time limits governing the period during which a participant must initiate judicial review of a benefits denial must be included in the denial letter issued by the plan administrator in order to comply...
IRS Finalizes Guidance on Rev. Rul. 81-100 Group Trusts, and Insurance Company Separate Accounts
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, September 1, 2014
In Rev. Rul. 2014-24, scheduled for publication on September 8, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (the Service) substantially completed its pending guidance on Rev. Rul. 81-100 group trusts by permanently authorizing the participation in group trusts of retirement plans qualified only under Puerto...
DOL Requests Information on Brokerage Windows in Defined Contribution Plans
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, August 27, 2014
On August 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a request for information (RFI) about the use of brokerage windows, self-directed brokerage accounts, and similar arrangements in participant-directed defined contribution plans, as part of a process to determine whether further...
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