October 3, 2012 - McCarter & English LLP has announced that Joseph E. Bachelder III and Jerome J. Cohen have joined the firm’s New York office as special counsel. The two attorneys have worked together for many years at the Bachelder Law Firm, representing Fortune 500 CEOs and other senior managers on complex compensation and tax issues.
“Joe and Jerry are two of the best executive compensation attorneys in New York and we are thrilled that they chose to join our team,” said Mark A. Daniele, leader of the firm’s Tax, Employee Benefits and Private Clients Group. “They will be a great asset to our clients and the clients they bring to McCarter will have the advantage of our full range of services.”
“Joe and Jerry are a welcome addition to our growing office,” added New York Managing Partner Daniel A. Pollack, who is spearheading McCarter’s rapid expansion in New York. “I have known and worked with Joe for 25 years and he is one of the major talents in his field.”
With the addition of Messrs. Bachelder and Cohen, the firm’s New York office now has 42 attorneys.
Mr. Bachelder was the founder and senior partner of the Bachelder Law Firm. He represents prominent CEOs and other senior-level executives of U.S. corporations as well as boards of directors and compensation committees. Mr. Bachelder writes the "Executive Compensation" column for the New York Law Journal and is a frequent speaker at the American Law Institute/ABA, the Practising Law Institute and The Conference Board. He has lectured at Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, Columbia, Stanford, Northwestern and the Universities of Wisconsin and Delaware, is a member of the Advisory Board of the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, and is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.
Mr. Cohen was of-counsel at the Bachelder Law Firm and counsels publicly and privately held companies on tax and other legal aspects of their compensation programs for their directors, senior executives and other management personnel.
About McCarter’s Executive Compensation Practice
McCarter’s Executive Compensation Practice brings practical business sense to bear on the compensation issues that arise in today's highly regulated and competitive marketplace. Attorneys assist with every aspect of executive compensation, including negotiating employment agreements, severance agreements, change-in-control agreements, indemnification arrangements, deferred compensation arrangements, long term incentive plans, and advising on retention issues arising out of leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings. Employing an integrated, multidisciplinary approach, the group often works closely with the firm’s Life Sciences, Corporate, Securities, Financial Institutions, Intellectual Property, Tax, Employee Benefits, Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups to meet clients’ specific needs. Clients include compensation committees and boards of directors of publicly traded corporations, hedge funds, private equity funds, senior executives, CEOs and leaders of major financial institutions, real estate enterprises, family offices, news and entertainment companies.
About McCarter & English
McCarter & English, established more than 160 years ago, represents Fortune 500 and middle-market companies in their national, regional and local litigation and on important transactions. Its 400 attorneys are based in offices in Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Stamford and Wilmington. www.mccarter.com