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Jeffrey P. Crandall

Jeffrey P. Crandall

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, NY, USA


Mr. Crandall is a partner practicing in Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s Corporate Department.  He specializes in executive compensation and employee benefits, both in the transactional context and in day-to-day matters involving the design, implementation and disclosure of senior executive compensation and benefit arrangements.  He also concentrates in compensation and ERISA matters relating to financial institution, private equity and hedge fund clients.  Mr. Crandall has extensive experience in structuring carry plans and other forms of manager and investment professional participation in private funds and in the ERISA aspects of the investment and management of pension plan assets under private funds and various other products and arrangements.  He has also devoted substantial time to federal, state and local income taxation.


New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1986

State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1982; Law Review Editor

Harpur College of the State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1979

Bar Admission

New York

Selected Professional Affiliations and Business Activities

Director, AIESEC U.S., 1999-2014; Chairman of the Board, 2005-2009

Practitioner Faculty, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law-New York City Program in Finance and Law, 2006-Present


Leading Lawyer, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation – Chambers USA 2015

Best Lawyer, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law – Best Lawyers - U.S. News & World Report 2014

Selected Publications

Co-author of chapter on "Funding Mechanisms for Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans and Arrangements" in Executive Compensation (Michael S. Sirkin & Lawrence K. Cagney, eds., 1996)

Co-presenter at 2014 PLI webcast: “Performance-Based Executive Compensation: Governance and Litigation Considerations for Employers, Directors, Institutional Investors and Their Counsel”

"Selected Issues Under the Internal Revenue Code Affecting Equity-Based Compensation Plans," PLI Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2012

“Consolidation in the Financial Services Industry:  Key Issues under ERISA and Section 4975 of the Internal Revenue Code,” PLI Pension Plan Investments 2010:  Current Perspectives


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