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Employment & Severance Agreements: What Both Employment & ERISA Attorneys Need to Know

Length: 1 hour 59 minutes

The design, implementation and modification of employment and separation agreements often implicate issues under tax and employment laws.  In reviewing these contracts, ERISA attorneys may encounter unfamiliar employment issues, and employment lawyers may be faced with ERISA concepts outside of their regular practice. In the context of employment contracts, however, both types of issues are of relevance to both types of attorneys. This primer will seek to provide an overview of the various ERISA, tax and employment law considerations that are commonly raised by employment and severance agreements, for the practitioner whose day-to-day expertise does not span all of these areas. The panelists will walk the attendees through an employment contract and a severance contract from the perspective of both employment and benefits lawyers. This program is essential for midlevel attorneys and may also serve as a nice refresher for more experienced professionals.

Program Co-chairs: ELANA KRIEGER, Vice President/Counsel, Employment, Compensation & Benefits Viacom Inc. & CARRIE MITNICK, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Faculty: DAVID GALLAI, Chadbourne & Parke LLP; ANDREW ORINGER, Dechert LLP; JOHN SIEGAL, Baker Hostetler

CLE credit: 2.0 professional practice.


Original Recording Date: 4/4/2013


Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • Employment & Severance Agreements: What Both Employment & ERISA Attorneys Need to Know
  • Additional Materials
  • Additional Materials
  • Affirmation Document