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Andrew Liazos

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Labor & Employment/ Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation


Partner Andrew Liazos heads the Firm's Executive Compensation Group and the Boston Employee Benefits Practice. Andrew focuses his practice on compensation and benefit matters, including related securities, M&A, IPO, private equity, international and litigation matters. Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to compensation committees to individual executives in employment and severance negotiations.

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United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

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

At McDermott Will & Emery LLP, ‘there is always someone available who knows the area well and can respond in a timely fashion and without need for a lot of research’. The employee benefits lawyers are ‘very thorough, thoughtful and look for cost-saving alternatives’ and operate under the leadership of Todd Solomon in Chicago. In recent highlights, Boston-based Andrew Liazos obtained a prohibited transaction exemption from the DOL on behalf of a well-known insurer and secured a closing agreement from the IRS allowing a large 401(k) plan to maintain its tax-qualified status. Steven Eckhaus is a key name to note in New York, while Judith Wethall and Finn Pressly recently joined the Chicago office from Littler Mendelson, P.C..

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Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

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

McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s Todd Solomon was recently appointed global head of the employee benefits practice, which was strengthened by the arrival of Judith Wethall and Finn Pressly in Chicago from Littler Mendelson, P.C.. Diane Morgenthaler recently advised Evonik on its acquisition of the performance material unit from Air Products & Chemicals, while Lisa Loesel was part of the team which acted for a household name in the food industry in the expansion of its animal healthcare business. Also noteworthy is Boston-based Andrew Liazos, who recently represented a CEO in the sale of their company and the issues surrounding their ‘golden parachute’ agreement. Lawyers named are based in Chicago unless otherwise noted.

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