Andrew L. Gaines

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Andrew L. Gaines

Andrew L. Gaines

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Andrew L. Gaines is a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group.

EXPERIENCE

Andrew advises employers on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefit plans and their treatment in corporate transactions and in bankruptcy. He also represents employers and executives in the negotiation of employment and severance agreements. Andrew counsels investment fund sponsors on ERISA issues associated with the formation of private investment funds and the structuring of underlying investments. Andrew also frequently counsels large institutional pension investors on fiduciary issues arising in connection with investing in private investment funds, as well as upper-tier arrangements for their partners and employees.

Andrew has been recognized as a leading individual in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation by Chambers USA and the Legal 500 for the past seven consecutive years, with clients describing him as “an incredible subject matter expert who is also very practical.” Andrew was named the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (NY) by The Best Lawyers in America, and has been recognized in both the Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Tax Law (NY) categories since 2006.

Andrew frequently advises private funds clients and their portfolio companies, including representations of:

* Apollo Global Management;
* Ares Management;
* Chatham Asset Management;
* CI Capital Partners;
* Crestview Partners;
* General Atlantic;
* KKR;
* KPS Capital Partners;
* Oak Hill Advisors;
* Palladium Equity Partners;
* PointState Capital;
* Silver Point Capital;and
* Wellspring Capital.

Andrew is a frequent writer and lecturer on executive compensation and employee benefits topics.

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Political Donations
$1,000
2016
$1,000
2013
$1,000
2012
Transactions
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Taylor Morrison Home Corp. purchases William Lyon Homes, Inc.

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Elanco Animal Health, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Mosaic Acquisition Corp. purchases Vivint, Inc. from Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Solamere Capital LLC, Summit Partners LLP

Awards & Honors
2010
The Legal 500 United States, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
2010
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
2010
PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook
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