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, 2014-2015)

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)

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409A Law

 
ISLN912032717
 

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Trenchant Analysis or Jiggery-Pokery? U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
Thomas R. Bundy,Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin,Andrea M. Gehman, June 26, 2015
In a 6-3 decision on June 25, 2015 in King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court held that tax credits are available under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act or PPACA) to all eligible Americans, regardless of whether they purchase health insurance through...

Performance Anxiety: SEC Proposes Pay Versus Performance Rule
Steven B. Boehm,Adam B. Cohen,Michael A. Hepburn,Cynthia M. Krus,Paul R. Lang, June 2, 2015
On April 29, 2015, by a 3-2 vote, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) voted to propose a rule to implement Section 14(i) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act), as added by Section 953(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the...

DOL Has Many Questions About its Fiduciary Reproposal
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Carol T. McClarnon,Vanessa A. Scott,W. Mark Smith, May 29, 2015
As has been widely reported, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on April 14 issued its proposal to expand the definition of investment advice fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). DOL included in that package more than 170 questions concerning its proposal or matters...



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Adam B. Cohen

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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