Mr Scott Sanders > Bracewell LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bracewell LLP
STE 2300
United States

Work Department

Employee Benefits, ERISA and Executive Compensation


Scott Sanders provides counsel to publicly traded and privately owned companies in the design, implementation and administration of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. He also handles the compensation and benefits issues that arise in corporate acquisitions, financings, initial public offerings, spin-offs and other corporate transactions. Scott helps guide companies in implementing numerous qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, cash-and equity-based incentive plans, executive compensation arrangements, change in control arrangements and other types of employee benefit plans. His practice focuses on the corporate and tax issues that are critical to the design, implementation and administration of employee benefit and executive compensation arrangements. Scott represents clients on tax and benefit matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor.


J.D., cum laude, Baylor University School of Law, 1991; B.B.A., Accounting, summa cum laude, Baylor University, 1987

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Bracewell LLP boasts a strong presence in the oil and gas and energy sectors, notably representing Phillips 66 in the $3.8 billion all-cash acquisition of DCP Midstream LP’s publicly held common units. The team’s expertise encompasses stock exchange rules related to compensation, employment transfers, and deferred compensation schemes. Co-leading the practice from Houston, Scott Sanders focuses on analyzing and structuring employee benefit plans within corporate transactions, covering due diligence, change in control provisions, and the negotiation of transaction documents. Fellow Houston-based co-chair Matthew Grunert advises public companies, private equity funds, and their portfolio companies on benefits liabilities allocation, 280G golden parachute issues, and the management of compensation following transaction closure.