Regina Olshan

Regina Olshan


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Recognized since 2007

New York, New York

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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Regina Olshan is the global head of Skadden’s Executive Compensation and Benefits Group. Her practice focuses on advising companies, executives and boards on navigating the regulatory complexities of executive compensation and benefits. This includes tax laws (including laws governing deferred compensation, golden parachute arrangements and deduction limitation rules), securities laws (including reporting and disclosure requirements and registration issues) and compensation-related litigation matters.

In addition, Ms. Olshan regularly advises public companies, boards, private equity clients and members of management on executive compensation and benefits issues arising in the context of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings, restructurings and other extraordinary corporate events, including private equity and leveraged buyout transactions. She also regularly advises large public companies and individual senior executives on the adoption, revision, and negotiation of executive employment and severance agreements, as well as litigation and controversies involving executive compensation.

Ms. Olshan is the author and editor of the Section 409A Handbook. She speaks and writes frequently on executive compensation issues and co-chairs “Hot Issues in Executive Compensation,” an annual seminar presented by PLI. She also has been quoted in various major publications on significant executive compensation issues of the day. Ms. Olshan is ranked in the top tier in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for New York employee benefits and executive compensation. She also is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500 U.S. In 2013Chambers USA also recognized Skadden’s Executive Compensation and Benefits Group with its Award for Excellence, given annually to a select group of firms on the basis of pre-eminence in key practice areas.

Location

  • One Manhattan West
    New York, NY 10001-8602

Education

  • Harvard University, BA

Bar Admissions

  • New York, New York State Bar Association
  • Connecticut, Connecticut Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • National Association of Corporate Directors - Member
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals - Member
  • The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, New York City (2017)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Special Focus

  • Executive Compensation

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