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Mayer Brown

1221 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1001, USA
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Maureen Gorman

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Work +1 212 506 2679
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Mayer Brown

Work Department

Employment & Benefits

Position

Maureen Gorman is a partner in the New York office of Mayer Brown who focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. Her work includes advising on tax and benefit issues in both domestic and international contexts, counseling on ERISA fiduciary issues, controversy work involving IRS and DOL audits, and all nature of transactional work, including M&A, joint ventures and securitizations. Her work frequently requires interdisciplinary efforts with corporate, securities and tax specialists.

Education

Yale Law School, JD 1981; The College of William & Mary, BA 1978, Phi Beta Kappa


United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

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

Mayer Brown has a strong pension plan investment practice and a client roster which includes domestic and multinational companies across a vast range of industry sectors. A large retailer engaged a team led by New York-based practice head Maureen Gorman to oversee the restructuring of its existing pension arrangements to reduce cash flow, and Lennine Occhino represented a financial institution in its efforts to obtain DOL relief from a disqualifying criminal conviction in a foreign jurisdiction. Debra Hoffman is also a key contact and oversaw the implementation of employee stock purchase plans, deferred compensation plans and director compensation programs. Named individuals are based in Chicago unless otherwise indicated.

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Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

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

Mayer Brown’s executive compensation team is largely based in Chicago but is led by Maureen Gorman, who splits her time between Palo Alto and New York. CIBC appointed a team led by Ryan Liebl to oversee its $3.8bn acquisition of PrivateBancorp, while Debra Hoffman advised Isle of Capri Casinos on its merger with another public company. Wells Fargo, UBS, Caterpillar and the Wendy’s Company also feature among the group’s enviable client roster. Lennine Occhino is also a key name to note.

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