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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
425 LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
NEW YORK
United States
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Work Department

Corporate/Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits

Position

A Partner in the Firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice, Andrew Blau focuses his practice on compensation and benefit-related issues that arise in connection with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, new and joint ventures and other corporate transactions. He has extensive experience in structuring employment agreements, equity compensation, performance incentives, deferred compensation, change in control protections, and management participation in buyouts and new ventures. His experience includes domestic and international M&A across a variety of sectors. Andrew also advises on the applicability of securities and tax laws to executives and employers, disclosure obligations in respect of employee benefits and executive compensation arrangements, corporate governance issues and general employment-related matters.

Career

Partner in 2017

Education

George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors); University of Michigan (B.A. in Economics).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Next Generation Partners)

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s expertise in the private equity space continues, with the team praised for its ‘excellent and pragmatic advice’ to private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as some of the firm’s corporate clients, on the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of high-end M&A and IPOs. Brian Robbins leads the practice and regularly handles ERISA Title 1 issues, while Laurence Moss focuses on leveraged buyout transactions. Gregory Grogan recently represented Microsoft in its pending $19.7bn acquisition of Nuance Communications, and David Rubinsky advises private equity investors and the management teams of their portfolio companies on equity compensation arrangements. Jeannine McSweeney acts for clients across the financial services, technology and healthcare sectors on a range of executive compensation and employee benefit arrangements, and Andrew Blau handles equity and deferred compensation plans, as well as tax and securities-related issues. Palo Alto-based Tristan Brown notably advises private equity funds, including Silver Lake Partners and KKR, in M&A deals. Named attorneys operate from the firm’s New York office unless otherwise stated.