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Proskauer Rose LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20004-2533
United States
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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation


Paul M. Hamburger is co-chair of Proskauer’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group and head of the Washington, DC office. Paul is also a leader of the Practice Center’s health and welfare subgroup and a member of Proskauer’s Health Care Reform Task Force.

Paul provides technical knowledge and advice to employers on all aspects of their employee benefit programs, and advises employee benefit plan trustees and service providers on ERISA and employee benefit plan-related matters. He has extensive experience in negotiating service provider and outsourcing agreements. Paul frequently represents clients before government regulatory agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Paul focuses on all matters affecting employee benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plans, ESOPs, and defined benefit plans, including cash balance pension plans
  • Executive compensation plans and agreements
  • Welfare benefit plans, including cafeteria plan, COBRA, and health care reform (PPACA) issues

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Paul HamburgerProskauer Rose LLP

Praised for its ‘keen ability to quickly clarify and explain complexities in a very effective and efficient manner’, Proskauer Rose LLP has demonstrable experience in handling a broad range of employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Practice co-leader Paul Hamburger has considerable expertise in advising on all aspects of employee benefit programs, from tax-qualified retirement and executive compensation plans to welfare benefit plans. The ‘meticulousRobert Projansky co-leads the practice alongside Hamburger from the firm’s office in New York, and notably acts for companies in the entertainment sector on the full range of employee benefits issues. Seth Safra is a key contact in the group and advises on qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, as well as 403(b) and 457 arrangements. New York-based Anthony Cacace acts as ERISA trust fund counsel to the boards of trustees for multi-employer pension and welfare benefit plans, while Justin Alex was promoted to partner in October 2021. Unless stated otherwise, all named attorneys are based in Washington DC.

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

The team at Proskauer Rose LLP acts for public companies, private equity firms and C-suite executives across the retail, financial services, food and beverage, entertainment and technology sectors in M&A and IPOs. Andrea Rattner handles a broad range of matters, including golden parachute issues, equity-based compensation and retention plans, as well as severance agreements, while Ira Bogner is noted for his expertise in ERISA fiduciary mandates. Elsewhere, Los Angeles-based Colleen Hart focuses on securities and tax-related work, and Michael Album advises on compensation and equity arrangements. The team, for which Paul Hamburger is a key contact, welcomed David Teigman from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in September 2021, while Joshua Miller departed in March 2021. All named attorneys are based in New York, unless stated otherwise.