Struve, Robin L.

Robin L. Struve

Retired Partner

Robin Struve retired from the partnership in March 2022. She advised on application of US tax, ERISA, securities, and other laws to employee benefits plans, arrangements, and executive compensation matters.

Ms. Struve has substantial experience in employee benefits and executive compensation issues in corporate transactions, including plan spin-offs, mergers, terminations, multi-employer plan withdrawals, COBRA, severance, golden parachutes, and the effects of such transactions on stock options and other equity-based compensation, as well as fringe and other benefits. This experience includes advising buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and debtors and creditors on employee benefits issues in lending transactions, as well as bankruptcy and reorganizations.

A substantial portion of Ms. Struve's practice has included advising both public and private companies regarding executive compensation matters, legal compliance of benefits plans, including tax-qualified retirement plans, welfare plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and equity-based compensation plans (including plans for non-corporate entities such as LLCs and partnerships).

Ms. Struve also advised clients regarding fiduciary issues, reporting and disclosure obligations, plan asset and investment issues, prohibited transactions, and the IRS and DOL voluntary compliance programs.

Ms. Struve is the co-author of "Beyond Stock Options-Phantom Stock, Restricted Stock, Stock Appreciation Rights and Other Equity Alternatives" published by the National Center for Employee Ownership and the "Compensating the Internationally Mobile Executive" chapter in International Labor and Employment Laws, published by BNA Bloomberg.


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1987
  • BA, University of Colorado, 1984
    With Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa