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Stephen I. Brecher

Advises public and private companies and private investment funds on a wide variety of executive compensation and employee benefits matters.

Stephen advises public and private companies and private investment funds in matters involving executive compensation and employee benefits, including compliance with tax and securities laws and regulations. In addition, he advises clients with regard to the employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions, bankruptcies and public offerings.

Stephen has significant experience designing equity-based compensation plans and awards, and represents executives and employers in the negotiation and drafting of employment and separation agreements.


J.D., Fordham University School of Law
B.A., Political Science, CUNY Brooklyn College
  • summa cum laude
Professional history
  • Counsel, Davis Polk, 2018-present
  • Special Counsel, Schulte Roth & Zabel, 2015-2018
  • Attorney, Proskauer Rose, 2005-2015
  • Associate, Hahn & Hessen, 2003-2005
  • Associate, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, 1999-2003
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