Alicia C. McCarthy


Alicia C. McCarthy

Alicia C. McCarthy is Counsel in the firm’s Executive Compensation and Benefits Department where she focuses on executive compensation and employee benefit matters involving mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures, reorganizations, financings, litigation as well as plan governance and compliance.  She advises clients with respect to employment, severance, retention, incentive, equity-based and deferred compensation arrangements.  She also has a broad background in ERISA’s fiduciary rules and the investment of plan assets with extensive experience representing fund sponsors and ERISA investors.

Ms. McCarthy is a frequent speaker on compensation and ERISA topics for the Practicing Law Institute where she served as co-chair for the PLI Program – ERISA Fiduciary Basics.  Ms. McCarthy also served as chair of the Committee of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  She is the recipient of the Pro Bono Publico Award (2010, 2011 and 2014) for her services to The Legal Aid Society.  She is also recognized in Best Lawyers of America (2012-2024) in Employee Benefits (ERISA) law and New York Super Lawyers (2013-2024).

Ms. McCarthy received her B.A. in 1981 from Georgetown University and her J.D. cum laude in 1984 from Brooklyn Law School, where she was a member of the Journal of International Law.

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