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Erica Schohn

Erica Schohn

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New York, NY, USA


Erica Schohn’s practice focuses on compensation and benefits arrangements in U.S. and cross-border corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and bankruptcy reorganizations), the negotiation of executive employment and severance arrangements, and the drafting and implementation of equity and other compensation programs.

Ms. Schohn frequently advises clients on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules governing executive compensation disclosure and corporate governance matters relating to compensation practices. As part of this practice, Ms. Schohn is a member of panels and committees comprised of leading government and private- and public-company governance professionals, and she speaks regularly with representatives from the SEC, stock exchanges, institutional investor groups and proxy advisory firms on the latest issues in corporate governance.

Ms. Schohn also regularly advises clients regarding tax planning with respect to compliance with Internal Revenue Code Section 409A and the tax rules relating to deferred compensation, the excise tax on excess parachute payments and limits on the deductibility of executive compensation.

Her experience includes representing companies, private equity funds and individuals in, among others, the pharmaceutical, medical supply, financial, energy, entertainment and travel industries.

Ms. Schohn is the author and editor of the Section 409A Handbook, published by Bloomberg BNA, and speaks at seminars on issues relating to cross-border employee matters, data privacy, executive compensation, tax planning and corporate governance. Ms. Schohn also has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and has been named to The Legal 500 U.S. She is a member of the Skadden team that was recognized by Chambers USA in 2013 with its Award for Excellence, given annually to a select group of firms on the basis of pre-eminence in key practice areas. Ms. Schohn also was named as a 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star for providing outstanding client service.

Ms. Schohn is the founder of Connections, a group of employment and benefits lawyers from more than 30 countries on six continents who meet regularly to educate each other on global employment issues and speak at seminars on changes in laws relevant to multinational companies.

Erica Schohn is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters SEC Filings, Ch. 4, Compensation Committee Handbook - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018
SEC and Staff Issue Welcome Guidance Introducing Flexibility and Practicality to Pay Ratio Rules (September 25, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018
Securities Regulation and Compliance Alert, SEC Adopts CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Requirements (August 6, 2015) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018
Surprise ISS Survey Results Reveal That Investors Intend to Use Pay Ratio Disclosures (September 25, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018
SEC Reporting & Compliance Alert, SEC Staff Issues Interpretive Guidance on Pay Ratio Rules (October 20, 2016) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Pay Ratio Post-Mortem and Other SEC Developments - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Monday, September 24, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Pay Ratio Post-Mortem and Other SEC Developments - Pay Ratio Post-Mortem and Other SEC Developments, Monday, September 24, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Pay Ratio Post-Mortem and Other SEC Developments - Pay Ratio Post-Mortem and Other SEC Developments, Monday, September 24, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 28, 2018, New York, NY
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