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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Jeffrey Ross

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Executive Compensation & ERISA


Mr. Ross is an Executive Compensation & ERISA partner, chair of the department, resident in the Firm’s New York office. He focuses his practice on ERISA fiduciary matters, with particular emphasis on the application of ERISA’s fiduciary and prohibited transaction rules to the structuring, operation and administration of a wide range of private investment funds and investment management arrangements. He counsels extensively regarding ERISA’s “plan asset” regulation and routinely assists clients wishing to operate plan asset hedge funds in compliance with ERISA. More generally, he has experience with a broad variety of benefits and compensation matters and the numerous federal and state laws that govern the field. In this regard, he often assists in the negotiation of employment, non-competition and severance agreements as well as equity-based compensation arrangements. Clients also frequently call upon him to advise on the employee benefits and executive compensation matters arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions and related transactions.


Mr. Ross joined Fried Frank in 2008 and became a partner in 2009.


Mr. Ross is on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section as the Co-Chair of Employee Benefits and also serves as a board member of The Jewish Community Project Downtown.


Mr. Ross received his JD from New York University School of Law in 2001, where he was the associate editor of the Moot Court Casebook, and his BA from Yale University in 1998, cum laude.

United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Within: Leading lawyers

Jeffrey Ross - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Within: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s executive compensation team is known to clients as ‘very responsive, unfailingly thoughtful and comprehensive in its advice’. The ‘excellent’ Washington DC-based Adam Kaminsky recently advised the Sinclair Broadcast group on its acquisition of Tribune Media, and counseled Knight Transportation on its merger with Swift Transportation. Practice head Jeffrey Ross represented AEA Investors in several transactions, and Donald Carleen regularly assists Goldman Sachs. Amy Blackman is also a key name and acted for the Jacobs Engineering group in a number of transactions. Other noteworthy clients include Coach, Humana and Terex. Named individuals are based in New York unless otherwise indicated.

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