NYC Bar To Discuss Employee Benefits In M&A

On Wednesday, September 14, the New York City Bar Association presents Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions: Being Duly Diligent with Due Diligence. It will be held at the NYC Bar Association at 42 West 44th Street in midtown Manhattan and begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m.

Corporate transactions are becoming increasingly complex, making it harder for attorneys to navigate the rough waters of executive compensation and employee benefits when companies merge, acquire other companies or divest. At this program the faculty will discuss key issues surrounding executive compensation, including employment contracts, equity, control group issues and 409A. Key issues associated with health and welfare plans and benefits in M&A transactions, such as COBRA compliance and allocation of medial continuation liability, transitioning cafeteria plans, FSAs and other spending accounts, retiree medical obligations and HIPAA compliance will also be addressed. Lastly, the program will provide practical insight regarding qualified plans, including potential funding and termination liabilities in the case of defined benefit plans, withdrawal liability, funding and successor-liability for collectively bargained multiemployer pension plans, and special issues for 401k plans.

The speakers are Rania V. Sedhom, Buck Consultants; Kenneth R. Barr, Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP; J. Stewart Borrow, assistant general counsel, MetLife; and Ian L. Levin, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To register for this program, visit or call (212) 382-6663.