New York, NY (May 6, 2013) — The national law firm of Epstein Becker Green (EBG) today announced that Jeffrey A. Lieberman, a prominent employee benefits and executive compensations attorney, has joined the firm as a Member in the Employee Benefits practice, in the New York office.
Mr. Lieberman was formerly a Partner with Clifford Chance US LLP in its New York office. His expertise includes advising clients regarding a broad range of employee benefit-related matters, such as the drafting and negotiation of employment, change-of-control, and severance arrangements; the design and operation of compensation and benefit arrangements, including incentive compensation, bonus, stock option, restricted stock, and other equity-based arrangements; and issues under IRS Code Section 280G, 162(m), 409A, and 457A. He also advises on ERISA issues for mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions and compliance with Title I fiduciary requirements for investment advisors, plan sponsors, plan administrators, hedge and private equity fund sponsors, and other fiduciaries and service providers.
“Jeff brings exceptional skills and experience to our robust Employee Benefits practice. We welcome his expertise related to fiduciary issues, corporate transactions, and executive compensation. He is joining our team at a critical time as we have seen an increasing demand for legal counsel in this highly specialized and ever-evolving area of the provision of employee benefits and ERISA issues. As this need continues to increase, his expertise and skills will be a valuable asset to our team,” said Joan Disler, a Member of the Firm and Chair of the firm’s National Employee Benefits Steering Committee, in the Newark office.
“We are always looking to add talented lateral lawyers such as Jeff to our Employee Benefits practice in an effort to expand our reach and depth. Our team of employee benefits attorneys looks forward to working with Jeff and integrating him into the team,” said David Garland, a Member of the Firm and Chair of the firm’s National Labor and Employment Steering Committee, in the New York and Newark offices.
Mr. Lieberman said, “I was attracted to Epstein Becker Green because of its impressive roster of clients and its employee benefits and other attorneys who have a wealth of knowledge and skills that enables them to serve a full range of client needs. I look forward to collaborating with the team and offering my expertise to help grow the practice.”
Mr. Lieberman is a Member of the Board of Trustees for the YAI Networks for People with Development Disabilities and has served as Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section Employee Benefits Subcommittee on Mergers & Acquisitions. He lectures and publishes articles on such topics as executive compensation, tax-qualification requirements, and the structuring of plan investments.
About EBG’s Employee Benefits Practice
For both foreign and domestic clients, including taxable and tax-exempt entities, the firm’s Employee Benefits practice provides a complete range of services relating to the design, structure, implementation, administration, and termination of all types of retirement, executive compensation, and welfare benefits plans. The practice also provides counsel to employers who participate in multi-employer pension and welfare plans, including developing strategies to minimize statutory withdrawal liability related to pension plans. The full capability of the practice is further enhanced by a national, dedicated Employee Benefits litigation team staffed with attorneys who combine a real-world understanding of the technical aspects of ERISA with their extensive trial and appellate court litigation experience. Attorneys in the Employee Benefits practice have the technical knowledge, the responsiveness, the litigation experience, and the resources to support, advise, and protect employers regarding every aspect of employee benefits law.
About Epstein Becker Green
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is a national law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences; employment, labor, and workforce management; and litigation and business disputes. Founded in 1973 as an industry-focused firm, Epstein Becker Green has decades of experience serving clients in health care, financial services, retail, hospitality, and technology, among other industries, representing entities from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Operating in locations throughout the United States and supporting domestic and multinational clients, the firm’s attorneys are committed to uncompromising client service and legal excellence. For more information, visit www.ebglaw.com.