Charles E. Wachsstock, based in the firm’s New York office, is a member of the firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group. His practice focuses on the design and operation of a wide array of compensatory arrangements for directors, executives and employees, as well as employee benefit matters in public and private mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Wachsstock assists clients with their disclosure requirements concerning compensation and employee benefits, with their internal corporate governance investigations and in their defense of ERISA fiduciary litigation, and with their ERISA duties generally. Mr. Wachsstock regularly helps clients comply with a broad range of laws that apply in the executive compensation and employee benefit context, including tax laws (especially Sections 83, 162(m), 280G and 409A of the Internal Revenue Code), disclosure laws under Item 402 of Regulation S-K and Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and newly enacted laws such as the Dodd-Frank Act, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “healthcare reform”.
Gretchen Harders is a Member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation and HealthCare and Life Sciences practice group of Epstein Becker & Green, in the New York office. Ms. Harders counsels a broad range of clients on executive compensation and employee benefit issues, tax-qualified and non-qualified plans, 401(k) plans, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, deferred compensation, executive incentive compensation plans, executive employment and severance agreements, Section 409A compliance, equity-based compensation plans, multiemployer plans and health and welfare plans and trusts. Ms. Harders’ clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial services institutions, health care providers and tax-exempt organizations.
Ms. Harders is a frequent speaker on various employee benefit and executive compensation issues and developments and has authored articles on various topics of ERISA and employee benefits law. She is on the editorial board of the Bloomberg BNA Compensation Planning Journal and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and New York Metro Super Lawyers and Top Women lists. Ms. Harders received her B.A. from the University of Chicago and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School (cum laude).