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Dechert LLP

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Eric B. Rubin

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Dechert LLP

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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation


Mr. Rubin is a partner in the employee benefits and executive compensation group. Mr. Rubin advises clients on a variety of executive compensation matters, including mergers, acquisitions and public offerings; design and implementation of equity, incentive and deferred compensation arrangements; executive compensation disclosure requirements; 409A compliance and corrections; “golden parachute” analysis; and employment and severance arrangements.

Mr. Rubin also advises clients on qualified retirement plan issues, including plan design, operation and termination, IRS audits and compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. Mr. Rubin’s clients include publicly traded and privately held companies and the executives of such companies.


Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • University of Pittsburgh, B.S., 2003, magna cum laude
  • Penn State University, The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2006, magna cum laude, member of the Woolsack Honor Society, Merit Scholarship recipient
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2007

United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

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

The team at Dechert LLP was recently strengthened by the addition of fiduciary compliance and prohibited transaction expert Steven Rabitz, who joined the New York office from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Rabitz and executive compensation expert Andrew Oringer acts for a number of global financial services firms in fund structuring mandates and related issues requiring compliance with ERISA fiduciary standards. Co-head David Jones sits in the Philadelphia office alongside Eric Rubin, and advises public and private corporations, private equity investors and hedge funds on 280A and 409A tax compliance issues in the context of M&A. Standout transactions include acting for Actua Corporation in its $549m aggregate subsidiary sale, and advising Differential Brands Group on the $1.4bn majority acquisition of Hong Kong-listed licensing business Global Brands Group Holding. New York-based Stephen W Skonieczny is another name to note. Additional clients include Court Square Capital Partners, Credit Suisse Securities, FMC Corporation and Cerberus Capital Management.

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