The financial services industry includes many highly-compensated employees and many forms of compensation that do not exist in other industries. As a result, complicated executive compensation issues often require a substantial amount of attention from employers in this industry to ensure compliance with the vast framework of applicable law and regulation.
In Part III of this Financial Services Series, Andrew Shapiro of Epstein Becker Green will break down recent trends in regulatory activity and explore best practices for companies in this highly-regulated industry.
Andrew E. Shapiro is a Member of the Firm in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He is both an attorney and a certified public accountant licensed in the State of New York.
Counsels both public and private companies, as well senior executives, on a wide range of executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including incentive compensation (equity-based and other incentives), deferred compensation, employment, retention, change-in-control, severance, and other compensatory and benefits arrangements
Advises clients in connection with all employee benefits and executive compensation issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and other corporate transactions
Provides clients with securities law advice relating to executive compensation and employee benefits arrangements, including required SEC disclosures in annual proxy statements and other required filings and shareholder approval issues under stock exchange rules and listing standards
Advises clients (including boards of directors) on a broad range of corporate governance and compliance matters, including matters dealing with proxy advisors
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Mr. Shapiro was a principal at a management consulting firm. Previously, he was an attorney in the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Department of two international law firms.
In 2019, Mr. Shapiro was recommended by The Legal 500 United States in the area of Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Retirement Plans: Design. In 2015 and 2016, he was named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list, in the area of Employee Benefits.