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Jeffrey P. Crandall


Jeffrey P. Crandall

Executive Compensation
New York

Head of Executive Compensation practice. Advises on compensation and benefits matters, including in the context of public and private transactions.

Jeff is head of our Executive Compensation practice. He has extensive experience in executive compensation and employee benefits, both in the public and private transactional context and in day-to-day matters involving the design, implementation and disclosure of senior executive compensation and benefit arrangements.

Jeff’s practice includes a focus on compensation and ERISA matters relating to financial institution, investment management, private equity and hedge fund clients.

He has deep experience in structuring carry plans and other forms of manager and investment professional participation in private funds. Clients look to him on the ERISA aspects of the investment and management of pension plan assets under private funds and various other products and arrangements.

Experience highlights

Other Representations
  • Various issuers and underwriters in connection with the application of ERISA to collateralized debt offerings and other asset securitizations
  • Various investment funds in connection with their private placement of fund interests to institutional investors (including ERISA plans)
  • Various venture capital and start-up companies in connection with their implementation of executive compensation and management equity arrangements
  • Various investment funds and asset managers in a wide variety of transactions
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Final clawback rule adopted by SEC



Chambers USA – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, New York

Legal 500 U.S. – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional

Best Lawyers – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law
J.D., SUNY University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Editor, Buffalo Law Review
B.A., SUNY Binghamton University
Professional history
  • Partner, Davis Polk, 2011-present
  • Partner, Shearman & Sterling, 1998-2011
  • Counsel/Associate, Shearman & Sterling, 1984-1997
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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