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Clifford Chance

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Paul Koppel

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Clifford Chance LLP

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Employment, Incentives & Pensions, Tax


Paul Koppel regularly advises clients regarding a broad range of ERISA and executive compensation matters, including ERISA issues for alternative investment funds and financial institutions, advising fund sponsors on the application of ERISA to funds that include retirement plan investments and advising private equity funds and hedge funds on the issues that arise in connection with pension plan investors, and advising on compliance with ERISA’s fiduciary requirements when ERISA plan assets are being managed.

Paul has represented clients before federal government agencies, including the Department of Labor, the SEC, the IRS and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.


Georgetown University Law Center (JD) 2000, Cornell University (BA) 1991

United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

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

Clifford Chance's New York-based team advises corporates and high-profile C-suite individuals on the full range of employee benefits and executive compensation issues arising from transactions. Clients particularly praised ‘the walking encyclopedia of ERISA knowledge’, Paul Koppel, as ‘one of the most well-rounded benefits lawyers in practice’. A standout matter for Koppel involved advising Credit Suisse on a $8.7bn portfolio of CLO issuances in the US and European markets. Practice head Howard Adler is advising the National Titanium Dioxide Company on its $1.6bn subsidiary sale to Tronox. Clients also noted the team's expertise in Title 1 fiduciary issues.

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