WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International law firm Proskauer today announced the arrival of Seth J. Safra as a partner in its nationally recognized Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group, resident in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Safra serves as principal employee benefits and executive compensation counsel to some of the country’s largest employers. He advises clients on all facets of employee benefits and executive compensation, including the design and administration of retirement plans, equity and other performance-based compensation plans, and health and welfare arrangements. He represents clients before government regulatory agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor, and is recognized for his creativity, pragmatism, client service and ability to find common ground among adversaries.
“Seth is one of the most talented and creative young partners in the ERISA field. His comprehensive experience in advising public and private companies on the full spectrum of employee benefits and executive compensation issues serves as a great complement to our practice,” said Paul M. Hamburger, co-chair of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group and head of the Washington, D.C. office. “His arrival enables us to continue to expand our employee benefits capabilities to serve our clients both nationally, as well as in the DC metro area.”
“The breadth and depth of Proskauer’s ERISA practice stands out among sophisticated benefits and compensation practices,” said Mr. Safra. “I am excited to join remarkably talented and energetic colleagues, and to help the practice grow even stronger.”
In addition to being recognized by The Legal 500, Mr. Safra has been named as an up-and-coming lawyer by Law360, Human Resource Executive, Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.
Mr. Safra received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, summa cum laude, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and a research editor of the Duke Law Journal, and his B.C.E., summa cum laude from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Seth was a law clerk to the Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Mr. Safra was previously a partner at Covington & Burling.
With more than 50 lawyers in six offices, Proskauer’s nationally recognized Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group is at the forefront of addressing the legal and business developments affecting employee benefits plans and executive compensation arrangements. The lawyers in this dedicated practice possess a range of skills that cover the entire spectrum of employee benefits, executive compensation, ERISA and tax law. They formulate innovative, practical and proactive solutions and legal strategies for the most prominent local, national and international businesses, as well as for public employers, cultural and philanthropic institutions and other not-for-profit entities and public interest groups.
Proskauer’s analysis on developments in the world of employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA litigation can be found on the ERISA Practice Center Blog.