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Amy Rubin

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Amy Rubin—partner in Weil’s Executive Compensation & Benefits practice— counsels public and private companies, as well as their boards of directors and compensation committees, on matters involving employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA. She provides employee benefits and executive compensation advice for PE transactions, strategic mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, reorganizations, financing transactions and bankruptcy and restructuring matters. She has extensive experience in negotiation, design, and implementation of executive employment and separation arrangements, equity and cash incentive plans, deferred compensation plans and other compensation arrangements and employee benefit plans.


University of Michigan (AB, with honors); St. John's University School of Law (JD, cum laude).

United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Within: Rising stars

Amy Rubin - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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

Clients praised Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP for its ‘depth of knowledge’ of the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of upper-market M&A transactions and IPO offerings. Additionally, the ‘responsive and accessible’ team acted in high-profile Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings for clients including A&P, Claire’s Stores and Sears Holdings. Practice head Paul Wessel advised Brookfield Asset Management and Brookfield Property Partners on its $14.4bn common stock acquisition of General Growth Properties, and Michael Nissan, who has particular expertise in the private equity space, advised Mubadala Investment Company on the $4.7bn sale of its 60% equity interest in EMI to Sony. ‘First-class practitioners’ Amy Rubin and associate Amanda Rosenblum are also contacts; Rubin recently assisted Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division with its $1.9bn sale of data and technology solutions company Ipreo to IHS Markit. Associate Jennifer Britz is also a name to note. The team was further strengthened with the addition of counsel Ellen Sueda from King & Spalding LLP. All mentioned lawyers are based in New York.

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