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Arthur H. Kohn

Arthur H. Kohn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Arthur Kohn is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP. His practice focuses on compensation and benefits matters, including executive compensation, pension compliance and investment, employment law and related matters.

He repeatedly has been recognized for his work on behalf of clients by the business and legal press, including Best Lawyers, which named him its 2014 New York Employee Benefits (ERISA) Lawyer of the Year. He has also been recognized for his work in employee benefits and executive compensation law by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Super Lawyers of New York and others.

He is frequently invited to speak about executive compensation, taxation and corporate governance matters across the United States. Arthur is an adjunct professor at  New York University School of Law, a guest lecturer at Columbia Law School and a member of the Columbia College Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Arthur joined Cleary in 1986 and became a partner in 1995.

He received a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Scholar and received Phi Beta Kappa honors.

Arthur H. Kohn is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Cleary Gottlieb, M&A Report, Executives’ Interest in Their Own Compensation (December 2005) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Balancing Concessions to Activists Against Responsiveness to the Broader Shareholder Base: Lessons from a Recent Settlement with an Activist (March 27, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Cleary Gottlieb, Alert Memorandum, Jury Awards Ousted General Counsel Nearly $11 Million in Whistleblower Retaliation Action—Key Takeaways (February 21, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Cleary Gottlieb, Alert Memorandum, Delaware Chancery Court Revisits the Topic of Fiduciary Duties of Directors in Approving Senior Executive Compensation Packages (March 8, 2016) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Cleary Gottlieb, Alert Memorandum, Delaware Case Raises Question About Structuring Director Compensation (August 22, 2012) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Katie Sykes and Anna Gercas, Cleary Gottlieb, Mergers & Acquisition and Corporate Governance, Memorandum Regarding Emerging Delaware Standards for Compensation Decision-Making (June/September 2007) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Cleary Gottlieb, Mergers & Acquisition and Corporate Governance, In re Viacom: Director Independence Takes Center Stage in Executive Pay Lawsuit (September 2006) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
With the Benefit of Hindsight: The Wells Fargo Sales Practices Investigation Report (May 3, 2017) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Thursday, November 30, 2017
Robin M. Bergen, Carl F. Emigholz, Arthur H. Kohn, Colin D. Llyod and Alexander Janghorbani, Cleary Gottlieb, Alert Memorandum, SEC Proposes New Best Interest Standard for Broker-Dealers and “Clarification” of Existing Fiduciary Standard for Investment Advisers—New Standards Seek to Maintain Flexibility But Leave Open Questions About Scope and Enforcement (May 2, 2018) - ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Tricky Issues for Private Company Equity-Based Compensation - Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Update on Regulatory Issues for Financial Institutions - Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Friday, May 18, 2018
Evolving Fiduciary Standards - ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Avoiding Compensation-Related Legal Actions - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Monday, September 24, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Tricky Issues for Private Company Equity-Based Compensation - Tricky Issues for Private Company Equity-Based Compensation, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Update on Regulatory Issues for Financial Institutions - Update on Regulatory Issues for Financial Institutions, Friday, May 18, 2018
Evolving Fiduciary Standards - Evolving Fiduciary Standards, Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Avoiding Compensation-Related Legal Actions - Avoiding Compensation-Related Legal Actions, Monday, September 24, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Tricky Issues for Private Company Equity-Based Compensation - Tricky Issues for Private Company Equity-Based Compensation, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Evolving Fiduciary Standards - Evolving Fiduciary Standards, Wednesday, August 08, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Tricky Issues for Private Company Equity-Based Compensation - Tricky Issues for Private Company Equity-Based Compensation, Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Update on Regulatory Issues for Financial Institutions - Update on Regulatory Issues for Financial Institutions, Friday, May 18, 2018
Evolving Fiduciary Standards - Evolving Fiduciary Standards, Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Avoiding Compensation-Related Legal Actions - Avoiding Compensation-Related Legal Actions, Monday, September 24, 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
Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, New York, NY
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 13, 2018, New York, NY
Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 28, 2018, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Applying ERISA Fiduciary Rules to Health Plans, Services and Products 2019, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, New York, NY
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2019: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 11, 2019, New York, NY
Pension Plan Investments 2019: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 07, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Applying ERISA Fiduciary Rules to Health Plans, Services and Products 2019, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, New York, NY
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2019: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 11, 2019, New York, NY
Pension Plan Investments 2019: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 07, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Applying ERISA Fiduciary Rules to Health Plans, Services and Products 2019, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Applying ERISA Fiduciary Rules to Health Plans, Services and Products 2019, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Applying ERISA Fiduciary Rules to Health Plans, Services and Products 2019, Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Columbus, OH
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2019: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 11, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2019: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 11, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2019: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 11, 2019, Nashville, TN
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2019: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 11, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2019: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 11, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Pension Plan Investments 2019: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 07, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Pension Plan Investments 2019: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 07, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Pension Plan Investments 2019: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 07, 2019, Columbus, OH
Pension Plan Investments 2019: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 07, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Pension Plan Investments 2019: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 07, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Pension Plan Investments 2019: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 07, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Pension Plan Investments 2019: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 07, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
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