Brian Bloom > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Dallas, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
DALLAS, TX 75201-2975
United States

Work Department

Executive Compensation & Benefits




Brian Bloom is an executive compensation and benefits attorney who advises clients on the design, administration and tax aspects of their executive compensation and general employee benefit programs. This includes qualified and nonqualified plans, equity-based and other incentive programs, and a variety of other compensatory arrangements. Brian’s practice also encompasses the executive compensation and benefit aspects of business acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and spin-offs, including transitional matters, parachute arrangements, plan asset and liability transfers and related issues.

With more than 25 years of experience, Brian has represented publicly traded and privately held companies and tax-exempt employers across a wide array of industries including energy, manufacturing, airline, and health care. He has represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, and has extensive experience handling fiduciary and prohibited transaction matters. Brian has also worked on significant investment fund transactions, both to attract funds from ERISA-covered investors and to assist benefit plans desiring to participate in such funds.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Vinson & Elkins LLP notably advises public and private companies across the oil and gas and energy sectors on the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of high value M&A. The team also continues to see an ever-increasing number of SPAC transactions, as well as REIT mandates, in its workload. Houston-based David D’Alessandro leads the practice and focuses on tax and securities-related issues arising from executive compensation arrangements. In the firm’s Dallas office, Brian Bloom advises public and private companies and tax-exempt employers across the energy, manufacturing and healthcare sectors, while Shane Tucker handles equity-based compensatory arrangements. Based in New York,  Julia Petty was promoted to partner in January 2022, and is commended as a ‘leading expert in the executive compensation field’.