Andrew L. Oringer is a partner and the co-chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group at Dechert LLP. He is the Emerging Issues Coordinator of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, a former co-chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and chair of the NYSBA’s Committee on Attorney Professionalism. Mr. Oringer is a charter member of the Practical Law Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Advisory Board and was a long-standing member of the Advisory Board for the Bloomberg BNA Benefits Resource Practice Center and for the Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal. He is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, a Senior Fellow from Practice for the Regulatory Compliance Association and an adjunct professor at the Maurice A. Deane Law School at Hofstra University. He has authored a chapter in a leading treatise on the taxation of nonqualified deferred compensation and is co-editor of a leading treatise on ERISA fiduciary law. Mr. Oringer is highly rated by a number of key ranking organizations, is included in a widely disseminated list of the Top 100 lawyers in New York City across all practice areas and is a member of The Legal 500 Hall of Fame.
Andrew L. Gaines is a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group.
Andrew advises employers on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefit plans and their treatment in corporate transactions and in bankruptcy. He counsels investment fund sponsors on ERISA issues associated with the formation of private investment funds and the structuring of underlying investments. Andrew also frequently counsels large institutional pension investors on fiduciary issues arising in connection with investing in private investment funds. He also represents employers and executives in the negotiation of employment and severance agreements.
Andrew has been recognized as a “leading individual” in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation by Chambers USA for the past six consecutive years, with Chambers calling him “responsive, pragmatic.” He also has been recognized by The Legal 500 USA, by the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits Law and Tax Law (New York City) since 2006.
Andrew is a frequent writer and lecturer on executive compensation and employee benefits topics.