Shane J. Stroud

Special Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212 504 6392

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  • Executive Compensation & Benefits
  • Tax
  • Executive Compensation, Benefits & ERISA
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 504 6392
Fax: 212 504 6666
University University of New Orleans, B.A., 1998
Law SchoolTulane University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2001
Admitted2002, New York

Shane Stroud's practice focuses on a wide variety of matters in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, including those related to mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings and other extraordinary corporate events (such as private equity and leveraged buyout transactions). Shane also routinely advises clients on excessive compensation, golden parachute and deferred compensation issues.

Shane also counsels clients with respect to bankruptcy, securities, corporate governance and other laws affecting employee benefits and executive compensation matters. He also advises a wide range of companies with regard to designing and drafting equity based and incentive compensation plans. Shane has extensive experience representing both executives and employers with respect to the negotiation and drafting of executive employment and severance agreements.

He regularly advises clients on the implementation and design of qualified and non-qualified employee benefit plans (including health and welfare plans, 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans and supplemental executive retirement plans). Shane also advises clients on a wide variety of ERISA issues, including plan reporting and disclosure, participation, vesting, funding, benefit accrual, fiduciary responsibility, prohibited transactions, plan termination, merger and employer withdrawal liability issues.

Shane received his B.A. in History from the University of New Orleans and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He served as a clerk to The Honorable Morey L. Sear of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He is admitted to practice in New York.


• Pfizer Inc.'s sale of its Capsugel business to KKR.

• DPL Inc.'s merger with AES Corp.

• Pfizer Inc.'s acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals.

• Towers Watson's acquisition of Extend Health.

• Angiodynamics' acquisition of Navilyst Medical.

• Secured Lenders in the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings of radio station operator Inner City Media Corporation.

• Vertis in connection with its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and sale of substantially all of its assets to Quad/Graphics.


Hon. Morey L. Sear
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana


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“Say on Pay” Turns Three-And Directors Should Not Fear Arbitrary Rejections
Shane J. Stroud, October 14, 2013
“Say on Pay,” the advisory shareholder votes on public company executive compensation mandated by the Dodd- Frank Act, turned three earlier this year. The verdict thus far: these shareholder votes, while not officially binding on public companies or their directors, have served to bring...
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