Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
Michael S. Sirkin is co-head of Proskauer Rose’s Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & ERISA Litigation Practice Center and former Chair of the Tax Department. He practices primarily in the areas of executive compensation and employee benefits, and frequently represents companies, compensation committees, and senior executives in connection with executive employment, severance, equity and other compensation arrangements. Michael advises tax-exempt organizations, insurance companies, consultants, and executives on compensation and benefits issues, including those applying to Section 403(b) plans and Section 457 arrangements. He also has a prominent practice representing compensation committees, chief executive officers and other senior corporate executives in the negotiation and structuring of executive employment and severance agreements.
In addition, Michael has served as a director and officer of the New York Chapter of WEB: A Network of Professionals Working in Employee Benefits. He was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at New York University School of Law for several years.