“Bradd Williamson has been fantastic - bringing not only expertise in compensation matters, but also practical advice. He has also been able to quickly understand the unique issues facing our company and has been able to tailor his advice to suit our needs.”

Chambers USA 2018

Bradd L. Williamson

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA

Bradd Williamson is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. He is the Global Chair of the Benefits & Compensation 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 advises private equity funds and publicly held corporations 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, and other corporate 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 the related Section 409A issues.

Recognized by Chambers USA for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Mr. Williamson is regarded for regularly advising on incentive-based compensation for both public and private groups as well as his lively deal-based practice.

Mr. Williamson 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   

Mr. Williamson also represents many public and private companies in their mergers and acquisitions, on related employee benefits, and executive compensation matters, including:

  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals
  • Aon, plc
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Camping World
  • Casper Sleep
  • Farfetch
  • Fiverr
  • Funko
  • Livanova
  • Manchester United plc
  • Nord Anglia
  • Novanta
  • Shake Shack
  • Sprout Social
  • Tanger Factory Outlets
  • The Container Store   
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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