Rifka M. Singer

  • Counsel
  • Erifka.singer@lw.com
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.4528


Rifka Singer is counsel in the Tax Department of the New York office of Latham & Watkins, where her practice focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits matters for public and private companies in a variety of industries. Ms. Singer’s experience includes the negotiation and drafting of executive employment, consulting, retention, severance and change in control agreements, the design and implementation of equity and non-equity incentive compensation plans, and the structuring of non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements.

In addition, Ms. Singer counsels clients in connection with executive separations, mass layoffs and other reductions in force, assists clients with legal compliance issues in the administration of their benefit plans, and advises clients regarding the employee benefits, executive compensation and labor and employment issues that arise in the context of mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, financings and other corporate transactions.


Thought Leadership

  • CARES Act Tax Deferral -  April 20, 2020
  • Executive Compensation Ramifications of Proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  -  December 6, 2017
  • Update: Executive Compensation Ramifications of Proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act -  December 02, 2017
  • Executive Compensation Ramifications of Proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act -  November 08, 2017
  • Federal Court Blocks Department of Labor Regulations that Would Increase Exempt Employee Minimum Salaries -  November 23, 2016
  • Examining the Impact of the 2016 US Elections on Executive Compensation -  November 14, 2016
  • States Keep Changing the Marijuana Laws -  November 2014
  • US Supreme Court: Severance Payments are “Wages” for FICA Tax Purposes  -  March 28, 2014
Bar Qualification
  • New York
  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2007
  • BA, Touro College, 2003
    Magna Cum Laude
  • Tax
  • Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits