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Alicia C. McCarthy

Alicia C. McCarthy

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

New York, NY, USA


Alicia C. McCarthy is Counsel in the Executive Compensation and Benefits Department at Wachtell Lipton.  Ms. McCarthy advises clients with respect to executive compensation and employee benefit matters involving mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures, financings, litigation as well as plan compliance.  Her focus includes ERISA’s fiduciary rules and the investment of plan assets with extensive experience representing financial institutions, fund sponsors and ERISA investors.  Recent matters include obtaining exemptive relief from the Department of Labor, pension de-risking transactions, advising on plan governance matters and representing companies before the PBGC in connection with its early warning program.  She also advises on performance-based compensation plans, nonqualified pension plans, and employment, severance and change in control agreements.

Ms. McCarthy is a frequent speaker on compensation and ERISA topics for the Practicing Law Institute and in 2017, co-chaired the ERISA Investment Fiduciary Basics program.  She recently co-authored the articles “Sun Capital Redux:  Private Equity and Pension Liability,” The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (April 5, 2016); “Counting to 80,” Private Equity Manager (August 2013); and “New Ways to Manage Old Pension Liabilities,” Law 360 (June 17, 2013).  Ms. McCarthy is a member of the Committee of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  She is the recipient of the Pro Bono Publico Award (2010, 2011 and 2014) for her services to The Legal Aid Society.  She is also recognized in Best Lawyers of America (2012-2018) in Employee Benefits (ERISA) law and New York Super Lawyers (2013-2017).

Ms. McCarthy received her B.A. in 1981 from Georgetown University and her J.D. cum laude in 1984 from Brooklyn Law School, where she was a member of the Journal of International Law.

Alicia C. McCarthy is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Private Equity Compensation Lifecycle (PowerPoint slides) - Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018
ERISA Investor Checklist for Investment in a Hedge Fund (January 4, 2018) - ERISA Plan Investments in Financial Markets 2018: The Fundamentals, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Over Thirty Years Later: Venture Capital Operating Companies and Real Estate Operating Companies Under Department of Labor Plan Asset Regulations (January 4, 2018) - ERISA Plan Investments in Financial Markets 2018: The Fundamentals, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
David M. Silk, Sabastian V. Niles, Alicia C. McCarthy and Camren X.W. Lu, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Firm Memo, An ESG Setback? DOL Sounds Cautionary Tone on ESG-Related Proxy Voting, Shareholder Engagement and Economically Targeted Investments (April 27, 2018) - ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment The Private Equity Experience - Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Commingled Investment Vehicles - VCOC/REOC/Hedge Funds/REITs - ERISA Plans in the Financial Markets 2018, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice - ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Wednesday, August 08, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Private Equity Experience - The Private Equity Experience, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Commingled Investment Vehicles - VCOC/REOC/Hedge Funds/REITs - Commingled Investment Vehicles - VCOC/REOC/Hedge Funds/REITs, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice - ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, August 08, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Private Equity Experience - The Private Equity Experience, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Commingled Investment Vehicles - VCOC/REOC/Hedge Funds/REITs - Commingled Investment Vehicles - VCOC/REOC/Hedge Funds/REITs, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice - ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, August 08, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 19, 2018, New York, NY
ERISA Plans in the Financial Markets 2018, Friday, March 23, 2018, New York, NY
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 13, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Commingled Investment Vehicles - VCOC/REOC/Hedge Funds/REITs - Commingled Investment Vehicles - VCOC/REOC/Hedge Funds/REITs, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2019, Monday, March 18, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast ERISA Fiduciary Investment Basics 2019, Monday, March 18, 2019, New York, NY
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