Charles Wachsstock focuses his practice on a wide array of executive compensation and employee benefits matters in corporate transactions, the design and negotiation of employment and separation arrangements, and the design and implementation of compensation programs for public and private companies, financial sponsors, directors and executives. Mr. Wachsstock also advises clients on the fiduciary responsibility provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) with respect to the investment of pension plan assets, including VCOC, REOC, and other plan asset issues.

Mr. Wachsstock has more than 20 years of experience dealing with the executive compensation and benefits aspects of public and private transactions, disclosure requirements concerning compensation and employee benefits, and compensation matters related to internal corporate governance investigations. He also brings extensive knowledge of ERISA and has experience assisting clients with their fiduciary duties and defense of ERISA fiduciary litigation. In addition, he is well-versed in a broad range of laws and market practices that apply in the employee benefits and executive compensation context.


  • LLM, Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD, Boston University School of Law
  • BA, Boston University, summa cum laude
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
Government & Military Service
  • Office of the Associate Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service

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