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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 New York. 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 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.

Market Recognition

Ms. Downie is recommended for Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation by Legal 500 US and for Employee Benefits by Super Lawyers

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D., 1995)

University of Toronto (B.A.)

Sarah Downie is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice - ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Wednesday, August 08, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice - ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice - ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, August 08, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice - ERISA: The M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, August 08, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs ERISA 2018: The Evolving World, Monday, August 13, 2018, New York, NY
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