Bradd Williamson, Local Chair of the New York Tax Department and former Global Chair of the Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits Practice, represents companies, sponsors, compensation committees, and executives in connection with executive compensation and employee-related matters.

Mr. Williamson helps clients navigate the tax, securities, and corporate law issues that arise in connection with executive compensation, employment, and benefits matters relating to:

  • M&A and private equity transactions
  • Capital markets transactions, including IPOs, spin-offs, deSPACs, and direct listings
  • Financing and restructuring transactions
  • Public company representation
  • Employment Agreements, as well as equity-based and other incentive compensation arrangements
  • Non-qualified deferred compensation plans and related Section 409A issues
  • ERISA plan investments

He leverages more than two decades of experience and extensive substantive knowledge to efficiently develop practical workforce solutions with a wide variety clients located across industries and around the world.

A recognized thought leader, Mr. Williamson frequently speaks and writes on executive compensation topics. 

Mr. Williamson represents many public and private companies, as well as numerous financial institutions and private equity firms, in employee benefits, and executive compensation matters, including:

Public and Private Companies

  • Aon
  • Casper Sleep
  • Cipher
  • Compass Minerals
  • EngageSmart
  • EverCommerce
  • Farfetch
  • Funko
  • GoHealth
  • Manchester United
  • Novanta
  • Oatly
  • Rent the Runway
  • Shake Shack
  • Shift4
  • Solo Brands
  • Vita Coco
  • Vroom

Financial Institutions and Private Equity Firms

  • Apollo Global Management
  • Ares Management
  • ArcLight
  • The Carlyle Group
  • Centerbridge Partners
  • Cinven
  • Consonance Capital Partners
  • CVC Capital Partners
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GTCR
  • Leeds Equity Partners
  • Leonard Green & Partners
  • Odyssey Investment Partners

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • LLM, New York University School of Law, 1995
  • JD, American University, Washington College of Law, 1994
    magna cum laude
  • BS, University of Wisconsin, 1990