Clients say: "We have been thrilled with the executive compensation and benefits advice that he has provided. He is very practical but also has a strong technical background," adding that he is "very knowledgeable and extremely responsive."Chambers USA 2017

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. Mr. Williamson is Global Co-Chair of the Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice and Chair of the New York Tax Department.

Mr. Williamson’s practice focuses on representing 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.

Named a “key individual” by Chambers USA, Mr. Williamson is recognized 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, LLC
  • Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • KKR
  • Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
  • Odyssey Investment Partners LLC
  • 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:

  • Coach Inc.
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Georgia Pacific
  • GSI Group
  • Hubbell Inc.
  • Manchester United plc
  • One Call Medical, Inc.
  • The Container Store
  • Tanger Factory Outlets
  • Tourneau Inc.
  • Tunstall Healthcare Group Limited
  • WCI Communities, Inc.
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