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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Lawyer Charles Wachsstock Joins Arnold & Porter in New York

July 8, 2019

NEW YORK, NY, July 8, 2019 — Arnold & Porter announced today that Charles Wachsstock has joined the firm as a partner in the Compensation and Benefits practice within the Tax Group. Based in the New York office, Mr. 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.

Laurie Abramowitz, co-head of Arnold & Porter's Tax Practice, said: "Charlie has deep experience counseling clients in employee benefits and executive compensation matters. His sophisticated and highly technical practice will be an asset for our clients."

Prior to private practice, Mr. Wachsstock served in the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Wachsstock earned his JD from Boston University School of Law and received his BA from Boston University, summa cum laude. He obtained an LLM in Tax from Georgetown University.

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