Andrea K. Wahlquist


Honorable Stephen J. Swift, United States Tax Court, 1995 – 1997

Andrea K. Wahlquist

Andrea K. Wahlquist is a partner in the firm’s Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice, specializing in executive compensation and benefits matters, with an emphasis in representing target companies in strategic mergers and a background in representing some of the largest private equity sponsors in the acquisition, management and disposition of their portfolio companies.

Ms. Wahlquist regularly counsels private and public companies on the design, implementation and treatment of employee compensation and benefit programs — and routinely negotiates executive employment and separation arrangements — both in connection with corporate transactions and in the ordinary course of ongoing company representations.  Ms. Wahlquist also has extensive experience with a broad range of executive compensation-related and benefits issues that arise in IPOs, spin-offs and in bankruptcy/restructuring transactions.

Ms. Wahlquist is included in The Best Lawyers in America — Employee Benefits Law, and is recognized as a leading lawyer in both The Legal 500 Hall of Fame and Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  Ms. Wahlquist has spoken as a panelist at a variety of industry conferences addressing executive compensation and governance issues.

Ms. Wahlquist served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen J. Swift of the United States Tax Court, before beginning her practice as an executive compensation and employee benefits attorney in New York City.

Ms. Wahlquist is a member of the American Bar Association and its Joint Committee on Employee Benefits. She also serves on the Board of The Children’s Aid Society in New York City and the Board of Trustees of the Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts.

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