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Sarah Downie

Sarah Downie

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

New York, NY, USA


Sarah Downie is a partner in Weil’s Executive Compensation & Benefits practice and is based in the New York office. Ms. Downie advises clients on all aspects of compensation and employee benefits.

Ms. Downie has extensive experience in the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of mergers, acquisitions and financings. She represents senior executives and companies in the negotiation and drafting of employment and severance agreements. She also advises as to the design and operation of executive and employee benefit arrangements including equity compensation and cash incentive plans, change in control and retention arrangements and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. In addition, Ms. Downie regularly advises employers on the design and operation of tax-qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans and 457(b) plans, as well as health and welfare benefit plans.

Ms. Downie advises clients on pension plan investment and compliance with ERISA’s fiduciary obligations and prohibited transaction rules. She regularly counsels private fund sponsors in connection with ERISA’s “plan asset” regulations and with VCOC, REOC and similar issues.

Ms. Downie is recognized for Employee Benefits by Super Lawyers. She serves as Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee and is a member of the Steering Committee of the New York Chapter of Worldwide Employee Benefits Network.

Sarah Downie is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Atlanta, GA
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Boston, MA
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Cleveland, OH
ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 06, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
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