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DLA Piper LLP (US)
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States
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Work Department

Corporate; Tax; Employment; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation; Healthcare




Mark Muedeking’s primary substantive areas of practice include executive compensation and employee benefits matters.

Mark regularly represents publicly traded and private companies, boards of directors, executives, plans, plan sponsors and fiduciaries in a broad range of employee benefits and executive compensation matters. He advises several of our largest public clients regarding the development and operation of benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements, including compliance with applicable tax, securities, corporate and governance rules.

He also regularly represents clients in litigation of benefits and executive compensation matters, which gives him a unique perspective in advising clients. Recent litigation experience in these matters includes:

Sacerdote, et al. v New York University, 1:16-cv-6284, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered judgment for NYU on all counts following an eight-day bench trial

Jacobs, et al. v. Verizon Communications, Inc., et al., pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1:16-cv-01082

Vasquez v. Marriott International, pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 8:17-cv-00116 –MSS-MAP

Sacerdote, et al. v New York University, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1:16-cv-6284

Bond, et al. v. Marriott International, Inc., 2014 WL 53950 (D. Md. 2014) Obtaining dismissal of putative class action challenging administration of stock plan

Mejia v. Verizon Management Pension Plan, et al., 2013 WL 1337191 (N.D. Ill. 2013) Obtaining dismissal with prejudice of putative class action challenging tax treatment of with prejudice

In re Constellation Energy Group, Inc., 738 F. Supp. 2d 602 (D. Md. 2010) Obtaining dismissal of putative class action involving fiduciary claims relating to stock price

• Obtained dismissal for MGM Mirage of several cases challenging administration of executive compensation plans

• Obtained dismissal of two putative class actions against the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) and its Board of Directors regarding actions taken with respect to administration of benefit plans

• Arbitration of matters related to change in control severance plans following acquisition of publicly traded company


J.D., University of Notre Dame; LL.M., Georgetown University; B.A., St. John’s University

Lawyer Rankings

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

The team at DLA Piper LLP (US) provides the full range of benefits services and has expertise in the design and implementation of qualified retirement plans, ERISA regulation, pension fund investments and welfare benefit plan implementation. Cisco Palao-Ricketts co-heads the practice from Silicon Valley, and has a particular focus on executive compensation in the life sciences and technology sectors. Richard Ashley and Rita Patel also co-head the practice from Chicago and Washington DC respectively; Patel regularly advises public companies on retirement and deferred compensation plans as well as implementing plan failure strategies under IRS and DOL correction programs, and Ashley regularly works with plan administrators on benefit plan compliance and testing issues. New York-based Adrienne Scerbak is a key contact for ERISA Title 1 mandates, and Mark Muedeking is a name to note in the Baltimore office.