Pamela Kaplan chairs the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation group. Pam represents Fortune
500 companies, not-for-profit entities and other organizations on their employee benefits and compensation-related initiatives. She advises on the full array of challenges her clients face when creating and managing employee benefits programs, efficiently navigating them through the changing regulatory landscape governing benefit matters.
Pamela is focused on providing legal advice and solutions that allow her clients’ benefit programs to operate in harmony with their commercial, human resources and financial objectives. As a result, she works assiduously with each client to design, implement, administer and continuously manage all types of retirement, savings, incentive and health and welfare programs. She is also involved in executive compensation, including negotiating and documenting compensation plans and agreements that include bonus, equity and other incentive options, deferred compensation arrangements, and retention and severance benefits.
Pamela serves as lead benefits counsel to several of the largest not-for-profit health providers in the New York metropolitan area. She has significant experience in the area of nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements for both for-profit and not-for-profit companies, as well as the use of rabbi trusts and non-qualified annuities. In addition, she regularly counsels clients on compliance with reporting and filing requirements under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and securities laws.
Pamela is passionate about benefits law and the clients she serves. Providing high-quality and responsive advice and communicating complex legal concepts in a straight-forward and practical manner is at the heart of Pamela’s practice. Highly organized with acute attention to detail, Pamela is valued not only for her honed analytical skills, but also for her personal attention to individual client needs and her tireless commitment to achieving their goals.
Hannah Senesh Community Day School, board of trustees, president, 2008–2010
Park Slope Jewish Center, board of trustees, 2017–present