According to sources: 
“He brings broad perspective about the market and what other companies are doing.” 
“He’s a huge asset.”
“He is knowledgeable and stays calm under pressure.”

Chambers USA 2021

Bradd L. Williamson

New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA

Bradd Williamson is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. He is the Global Chair of the Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits Practice, Local Chair of the New York Tax Department, and a member of the Associates Committee.

Mr. Williamson represents companies, sponsors, compensation committees, and executives in connection with employee benefits and executive compensation matters. In particular, Mr. Williamson regularly provides legal and practical guidance to publicly held and private companies in connection with the design and drafting of equity-based and other incentive compensation arrangements and with respect to the tax, securities, and corporate law issues that arise in connection with the establishment and administration of such plans.

Mr. Williamson also frequently advises companies with respect to benefits issues in corporate mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings, SPACs and other transactions, and he often represents employers and executives in connection with the negotiation of executive employment agreements. His practice includes all matters affecting the design, implementation, and administration of employee benefits plans, including non-qualified deferred compensation plans and related Section 409A issues.

Mr. Williamson is a frequent speaker and author on executive compensation topics.

Mr. Williamson represents many public and private companies in employee benefits, and executive compensation matters, including:

  • Aon, plc
  • Beacon Street Group
  • Camping World
  • Casper Sleep
  • CyberArk
  • Farfetch
  • Fiverr
  • Funko
  • GoHealth
  • Manchester United plc
  • Novanta
  • RentTheRunway
  • Shake Shack
  • Shift4
  • Sprout Social
  • Tanger Factory Outlets
  • The Container Store
  • Vroom

Mr. Williamson also represents numerous financial institutions and private equity firms on employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including:

  • Apollo Global Management
  • Bridgepoint
  • Centerbridge Partners
  • Cinven
  • CVC Capital Partners
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • GTCR Golder Rauner
  • Leeds Equity Partners
  • Leonard Green & Partners
  • Odyssey Investment Partners
  • The Blackstone Group
  • The Carlyle Group

Thought Leadership
  • Compensation in the 2018 Proxy Season: Recent Shakeups Create New Challenges (2018)
  • Reminder: 2017 Bonus Deductions (2017)
  • Canadian Court Dismisses ERISA "Controlled Group" Claim (2017)
  • FAQ: Recent Developments in US Law Affecting Pension and OPEB Claims in Restructurings (2017)
  • 2017 Proxy Season: Key ISS Compensation-Related Updates (2017)
  • Examining the Impact of the 2016 US Elections on Executive Compensation (2016)
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