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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 Delaware Court of Chancery Offers Practical Lessons for Compensation Committees (March 9, 2016) - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fourteenth Annual), Monday, December 05, 2016
Presentation materials: “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation (handout) - Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Wednesday, March 15, 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
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, 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
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, 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
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, M&A Report, Executives’ Interest in Their Own Compensation (December 2005) - 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), Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation - Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 13, 2017
ERISA Fundamentals and Evolution - ERISA 2017: The Evolving World, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Avoiding Compensation-Related Legal Actions - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation - “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation, Monday, March 13, 2017
ERISA Fundamentals and Evolution - ERISA Fundamentals and Evolution, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Avoiding Compensation-Related Legal Actions - Avoiding Compensation-Related Legal Actions, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation - “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation, Monday, March 13, 2017
ERISA Fundamentals and Evolution - ERISA Fundamentals and Evolution, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Avoiding Compensation-Related Legal Actions - Avoiding Compensation-Related Legal Actions, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation - “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation, Monday, March 13, 2017
ERISA Fundamentals and Evolution - ERISA Fundamentals and Evolution, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Avoiding Compensation-Related Legal Actions - Avoiding Compensation-Related Legal Actions, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Thursday, March 16, 2017, New York, NY
Pension Plan Investments 2017: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, New York, NY
ERISA 2017: The Evolving World, Tuesday, August 08, 2017, New York, NY
Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 21, 2017, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Pension Plan Investments 2017: Current Perspectives
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, New York, NY
Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, New York, NY
Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Pension Plan Investments 2018: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
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