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Henry I. Morgenbesser

Henry I. Morgenbesser

Katzke & Morgenbesser LLP

New York, NY, USA


Henry Morgenbesser is a founding partner of Katzke & Morgenbesser LLP. Henry has over 30 to 35 years of experience in employee benefits and executive compensation matters, with a primary focus on executive compensation aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and individual contractual negotiations. He advises both corporate and individual clients on structuring, negotiating and drafting acquisition, divestiture, joint venture, employment, severance, change-in-control, consulting, non-competition, and employment settlement agreements and clawback, retention, deferred compensation and cash-based, equity-based and other incentive compensation plans and arrangements. Henry also provides counsel on structuring and developing golden parachute excise tax strategies and conducting change-in-control defense reviews. Henry routinely addresses corporate directors and compensation committees on benefits and executive compensation issues relating both to transactional and day-to-day advisory matters.

With respect to individual representations, Henry has represented one or more members of senior management or other key employees in matters involving, among others, Adelphia Communications, AllianceBernstein, Bank of America, Ceridian, Choice Hotels, Chrysler, Cinergy, CLS Bank, Convergys, Covance, Credit Suisse, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Dixie Electric, Duke Energy, Fortis Bank, GE, Goldman Sachs, Hertz, JPMorgan, Mead, Merrill Lynch, MetLife, MFA Financial, Morgan Stanley, Patheon, Perry Capital, Sotheby's, Spectra Energy, TPG, United Rentals, US Foodservice and Yahoo!.

Prior to founding Katzke & Morgenbesser LLP, Henry was a New York-based partner at White & Case, and, more recently, at Allen & Overy LLP where he headed the North American benefits and compensation practice for the global law firm. Henry is a frequent lecturer on employee benefits and executive compensation matters (including for the American Bar Association and Practicing Law Institute), and has authored or co-authored many published articles. Henry has been listed annually since 2007 in Best Lawyers in New York (both for benefits and compensation) and New York Super Lawyers and his practice has a Band 3 listing in Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business, as well as a Tier I national ranking in US News and World Report.

Henry I. Morgenbesser is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Hiring Senior Executives and Executive Transitions (September 19, 2017) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Hiring Senior Executives and Executive Transitions - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Hiring Senior Executives and Executive Transitions - Hiring Senior Executives and Executive Transitions, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Hiring Senior Executives and Executive Transitions - Hiring Senior Executives and Executive Transitions, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Hiring Senior Executives and Executive Transitions - Hiring Senior Executives and Executive Transitions, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 21, 2017, New York, NY
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