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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
NEW YORK, NY 10006
United States


Mr. Albano’s practice focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including disclosure, governance, taxation, design and negotiation of executive compensation agreements and arrangements; the executive compensation and benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions; pension investment and ERISA fiduciary matters, including in the fund formation context; private equity governance and compensation at the upper tier and portfolio company levels; and employment law and related matters.


Mr. Albano joined the firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2010.


Mr. Albano is a member of the Bar in New York.


Mr. Albano received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2001, and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Duke University in 1998.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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Michael AlbanoCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is instructed by Fortune 500 and private corporations such as Versace, Google, Abbott Laboratories, Western Digital and American Express. In one of many significant ongoing transactions, Arthur Kohn and counsel Kathleen Emberger are advising Honeywell on its $4.5bn spin-off of its Homes and ADI Global Distribution subsidiaries into a new publicly listed entity. Bob Raymond acts for private fund clients including TPG, KKR and Blackstone, and recently advised Hillhouse Capital on ERISA matters connected to a $10.6bn fund formation. Michael Albano and counsels Mary Alcock and Laura Bagarella assisted Google with numerous matters including the $1.1bn employee cooperation agreement with HTC and a string of other acquisitions. Also recommended is counsel Caroline Hayday, who handled a number of benefits and executive compensation matters throughout 2018, including Cushman & Wakefield’s $831m IPO on the NYSE, and Versace’s $2.1bn sale to Michael Kors Holdings. The firm also provided ERISA Title 1 advice to financial institutions such as Citibank, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and ING. Names attorneys are based in New York.