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Regina Olshan

Regina Olshan

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New York, NY, USA


Regina Olshan is the global head of Skadden’s Executive Compensation and Benefits Group. Her practice focuses on advising companies, executives and boards on navigating the regulatory complexities of executive compensation and benefits. This includes tax laws (including laws governing deferred compensation, golden parachute arrangements and deduction limitation rules), securities laws (including reporting and disclosure requirements and registration issues) and compensation-related litigation matters.

In addition, Ms. Olshan regularly advises public companies, boards, private equity clients and members of management on executive compensation and benefits issues arising in the context of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings, restructurings and other extraordinary corporate events, including private equity and leveraged buyout transactions. She also regularly advises large public companies and individual senior executives on the adoption, revision, and negotiation of executive employment and severance agreements, as well as litigation and controversies involving executive compensation.

Ms. Olshan is the author and editor of the Section 409A Handbook. She speaks and writes frequently on executive compensation issues, co-chairs “Hot Issues in Executive Compensation,” an annual executive compensation conference presented by PLI, and is on the Bloomberg BNA Pensions and Benefits Advisory Board and Bloomberg BNA Compensation Planning Advisory Board. She also has been quoted in various major publications on significant executive compensation issues of the day. Ms. Olshan is ranked in the top tier in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for New York employee benefits and executive compensation. She also is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500 U.S. She was named Best Lawyers’ 2017 New York City Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year. In 2013, Chambers USA also recognized Skadden’s Executive Compensation and Benefits Group with its Award for Excellence, given annually to a select group of firms on the basis of pre-eminence in key practice areas. Ms. Olshan also was named in Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Regina Olshan is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Chapter 3: Substantial Risk of Forfeiture - The Corporate Tax Practice Series: Strategies for Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings, Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Regina Olshan and Erica F. Schohn, Ch. 14: Equity Arrangements, Bloomberg BNA, Section 409A Handbook (2nd Edition) (2016) - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 14, 2017
Dealing with Restricted Stock, Stock Options, and Executive Compensation in Corporate M&A Transactions (Los Angeles PowerPoint slides) - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2017, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment New World Order – Tax Developments in Executive Compensation Under the Trump Administration - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio New World Order – Tax Developments in Executive Compensation Under the Trump Administration - New World Order – Tax Developments in Executive Compensation Under the Trump Administration , Wednesday, September 20, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg New World Order – Tax Developments in Executive Compensation Under the Trump Administration - New World Order – Tax Developments in Executive Compensation Under the Trump Administration , 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
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, Boston, MA
Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2018, Friday, September 21, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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