Bradd Williamson is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, where he is local Co-chair of the Tax Department and Chair of the Benefits & Compensation Practice.
Mr. Williamson’s practice focuses on representing companies, sponsors, compensation committees and executives in connection with employee benefits and executive compensation matters. In particular, Mr. Williamson regularly advises private equity funds and publicly held corporations in connection with the design and drafting of equity-based and other incentive compensation arrangements and with respect to the tax, securities and corporate law issues that arise in connection with the establishment and administration of such plans.
Mr. Williamson also frequently advises companies with respect to benefits issues in corporate mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings and other corporate transactions, and he often represents employers and executives in connection with the negotiation of executive employment agreements. His practice includes all matters affecting the design, implementation and administration of employee benefits plans, including non-qualified deferred compensation plans and the related Section 409A issues.
Named a “key individual” by Chambers USA, Mr. Williamson is recognized for regularly advising on incentive-based compensation for both public and private groups as well as his lively deal-based practice.