Jed W. Brickner

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Jed W. Brickner

Jed W. Brickner

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Jed W. Brickner is a partner in the New York office of Latham and Watkins, focuses his practice on executive compensation and employee benefits law. Mr. Brickner is Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Finance Committee and has served on the firm’s Associates, Investment, Operations & Administration and Retirement Committees and has also served as Chair of the Employee Benefits Practice and Co-chair of the Tax Department in the New York office. He joined the firm directly from law school in 1980.

A frequent speaker at industry conferences and writer on employee benefits topics, Mr. Brickner is a co-author of Collier Labor Law and the Bankruptcy Code and a member of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tax Section and a frequent faculty speaker at Practising Law Institute (PLI) seminars (2011-2015). In addition, he has served on the Drug Appeals Board of USA Track and Field and been a correspondent for Track and Field News.

Mr. Brickner's experience focuses on:

Merger and acquisition transactions where he advises on all employee benefits aspects including structuring of equity arrangements, negotiation of executive employment arrangements, issues regarding golden parachute taxes under Code Section 280G and deferred compensation taxes under Code Section 409A and transfers of employees and related plan assets and liabilities
Investment of plan assets where he is an expert in structuring investment funds to comply with ERISA plan asset rules (including VCOC's) and in helping clients comply with all aspects of the ERISA fiduciary duty rules
Financing transactions involving employee benefit plans where he represents lenders in structuring their arrangements to avoid benefits-related liabilities
Public and private company employee benefits where he advises board compensation committees and senior executives with respect to the commencement and termination of executive employment arrangements, implementation of equity and cash compensation programs, and issues arising with the Internal Revenue Service, United States Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Mr. Brickner also has substantial expertise in employee benefits litigation and matters involving Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and withdrawals from multiemployer pension plans

Mr. Brickner's experience includes representation of: The Carlyle Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company, Apollo Capital Partners, Odyssey Investment Partners, Energy Capital Partners, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Avery Dennison Corporation, Coach, Harrah's Entertainment and Hubbell Incorporated.

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Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1980

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BA, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1976

Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues. So much of what Swarthmore stands for, from its commitment to curricular breadth and rigor to its demonstrated interest in facilitating discovery and fostering social responsibility, lies in the quality and passion of its faculty. A student/faculty ratio of 8:1 ensures that students have close, meaningful engagement with their professors, preparing the former to translate the skills and understanding gained at Swarthmore into the mark they want to make on the world. The College's Honors program features small groups of dedicated and accomplished students working closely with faculty; an emphasis on independent learning; ongoing dialogue between students and their peers, teachers, and examiners; and an examination at the end of two years' study by outside scholars. Swarthmore's idyllic, 425-acre arboretum campus features rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails, and is located just 11 miles from Philadelphia.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Partner
1980 - 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.

Correspondent
Prior
Boards & Committees
Chair, Finance Committee
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.

Member, Drug Appeals Board
Prior

USA Track & Field (USATF) is the United States national governing body for the sports of track and field, cross country running, road running and racewalking (known as the sport of athletics outside the US). The USATF was known for a number of years as The Athletics Congress (TAC) after its spin off from the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), which governed the sport in the US through most of the 20th century until the Amateur Sports Act of 1978 dissolved its responsibility.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Partner at Wachtel Missry LLP

$2,300
2008

Former President of United States

$2,300
2008

Former Senator from New York

Transactions
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CCL Industries, Inc. purchases Avery Dennison Corp. /Office & Consumer Products Ops from Avery Dennison Corporation

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SAFRAN Group purchases Goodrich Corp. /Electrical Power Systems Ops from United Technologies Corporation

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Williams Partners LP purchases Chesapeake Midstream Operating LLC from Chesapeake Energy Corporation

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Admitted to the New York Bar
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