MARTHA N. STEINMAN is co-chair of the Global Compensation, Benefits and Employment Department for Hogan Lovells US LLP and has experience in executive compensation, employee benefits, qualified and non-qualified plans, and welfare plans. A significant portion of her practice is dedicated to advising publicly held companies and their boards of directors on the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and corporate governance issues, on their executive compensation and other employee benefit arrangements. She works closely with publicly held companies on proxy statements and other required disclosures relating to executive compensation. Ms. Steinman has extensive experience in the area of equity compensation. She advises clients on the design and implementation of executive compensation arrangements and employee benefit plans, with an emphasis on tax and securities law considerations. Ms. Steinman works with clients to address employee benefit issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). She also counsels clients regarding the use of captives to reinsure employee benefit arrangements and in securing exemptions from the U.S. Department of Labor. Additionally, she works with compensation committees and other clients to negotiate employment and severance agreements, design compensation packages, and on retirement planning.
Ms. Steinman is President of the New York/New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Business Law Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee Executive Compensation Subcommittee and Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation Employee Benefits Committee Mergers & Acquisitions Subcommittee. She is a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.