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Charles Shi
Counsel

Mr. Shi is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Executive Compensation Group. He advises on matters involving compensation and benefits, both in the course of clients’ day-to-day business dealings and in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and on ERISA’s fiduciary and prohibited transaction rules. 

His compensation and benefits practice includes designing and implementing equity compensation programs, negotiating executive employment arrangements and structuring qualified plans and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements. 

His ERISA practice includes advising financial institutions on their service and product offerings to retirement investors and advising private funds on accepting investments from benefit plan investors.  

Additionally, he counsels public and pre-IPO companies, as well as their boards and compensation committees, on Section 16 matters and compensation-related governance and disclosure matters.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2000
    • cum laude
    • Tau Beta Pi
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2008
    • cum laude
    • Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2009

Contact

  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY
    10017
    P: +1 212 450 3346
    F: +1 212 701 6346

Practice Focus

Languages

  • Mandarin