In light of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have postponed the effective date of their previously announced merger until July 1, 2020. The new firm – Troutman Pepper – will feature 1,100+ attorneys across 23 U.S. offices. Read more.
Pepper Hamilton LLP maintains a sophisticated, national practice advising employers, boards of directors and investors regarding the design, drafting, implementation, communication and operation of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements.
In the Employee Benefits area, we counsel employers regarding all types of welfare benefit and retirement plans (including defined benefit plans, ESOPs and multiemployer plans). We also represent plan sponsors and fiduciaries in investigations and audits by government regulatory agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Department of Labor, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and state agencies. We are currently devoting significant attention to the following types of matters:
In the Executive Compensation area, we counsel regarding executive employment, change in control, retention and separation arrangements, equity-based compensation programs, annual and long term incentive plans, supplemental executive retirement programs and excess benefit and deferred compensation plans.
We advise publicly traded companies regarding governance concerns and best practices, reporting and disclosure requirements, and tax planning matters. For example, we currently are devoting significant attention to the following types of matters: