Bradd L. Williamson

Chair, Benefits & Compensation Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

Bradd L. Williamson

Bradd L. Williamson

Chair, Benefits & Compensation Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

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Bradd Williamson is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, where he is local Co-chair of the Tax Department and Chair of the Benefits & Compensation Practice.

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.


30 January 2008
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Education
LLM
Class of 1995

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

JD with magna cum laude
Class of 1994

American University Washington College of Law (WCL) is the law school of American University. It is located on Massachusetts Avenue in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. The school is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, and a member of the AALS.

BS
Class of 1990

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

A global center of study and service, American University features some of the most proficient scholars and offers a wealth of opportunities both locally and abroad. American University students have a reputation for being some of the most politically active students of any school in the nation. Considering that AU is located in Washington, D.C., it is certainly surrounded by many opportunities for such activity. However, the University itself also offers a wealth of centers, institutes and programs, such as the Center for Global Peace, the Center for Community Engagement and Service and the Women and Politics Institute, among many others. American University students pursue degrees in various academic areas. Offering more than 55 bachelor's degrees, over 50 master's degrees, a number of doctoral degrees and a J.D. program, AU offers students choices in six major schools or colleges. These include the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of Public Affairs. Active throughout the community and the world, many AU students undertake internships. Also, AU Abroad, American University's international study program, gives AU students the chance to study overseas. Through AU's world-renowned Washington semester program, students from other states and countries frequently come to AU to study as well. With more than 140 countries and all 50 states represented by its student body, AU has no shortage of diversity. Faculty at AU are top performers in their fields. Many are policy makers, journalists, diplomats and leaders in the fields of science, business and the arts. Financial aid opportunities are extensive and include both forms of aid that need to be repaid such as loans and such sources as grants, scholarships and fellowships which do not. These awards are available to eligible students, and can be discussed with one of AU's counselors.

Career History
Chair, Benefits & Compensation Practice
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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