Executive Compensation and Benefits
Regina Olshan is the global head of Skadden’s Executive Compensation and Benefits Group. Her practice focuses on advising companies, executives and boards on navigating the regulatory complexities of executive compensation and benefits. This includes tax laws (including laws governing deferred compensation, golden parachute arrangements and deduction limitation rules), securities laws (including reporting and disclosure requirements and registration issues) and compensation-related litigation matters.
In addition, Ms. Olshan regularly advises public companies, boards, private equity clients and members of management on executive compensation and benefits issues arising in the context of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings, restructurings and other extraordinary corporate events, including private equity and leveraged buyout transactions. She also regularly advises large public companies and individual senior executives on the adoption, revision, and negotiation of executive employment and severance agreements, as well as litigation and controversies involving executive compensation.
Ms. Olshan is the author and editor of the Section 409A Handbook. She speaks and writes frequently on executive compensation issues and co-chairs “Hot Issues in Executive Compensation,” an annual seminar presented by PLI. She also has been quoted in various major publications on significant executive compensation issues of the day. Ms. Olshan is ranked in the top tier in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for New York employee benefits and executive compensation. She also is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500 U.S. In 2013 Chambers USA also recognized Skadden’s Executive Compensation and Benefits Group with its Award for Excellence, given annually to a select group of firms on the basis of pre-eminence in key practice areas.
J.D., Yale Law School
Fulbright Award, College d'Europe, Brussels, Belgium
B.A., Harvard University (physics)
American Bar Association
The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
National Association of Corporate Directors
Co-Author, "Section 409A: Top Ten Compliance Pitfalls," Practical Law Company, June 2012
Co-author and editor, Section 409A Handbook, published by BNA Books (December 2010)