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Mr. Barr's practice is focused on all aspects of executive compensation, pension and employee benefits law for US and multinational public and private companies. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, he counsels clients on all benefits-related aspects of corporate transactions and provides advice on IRS Code Sections 409A, 280G, 162(m), as well as other benefits-related tax law issues. Mr. Barr also advises clients on qualified plan and ERISA issues, executive compensation disclosure and benefits-related securities law matters. Working daily with White & Case's global team of corporate, private equity and compensation lawyers, Mr. Barr negotiates and drafts employment, separation, change-in-control, retention and similar agreements, as well as a variety of equity compensation, incentive compensation, profits interests, deferred compensation and other benefit plans.
Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Barr served as an Employee Benefits Associate at a major US law firm, and later as an Associate and Counsel in the Compensation or Benefits Practice at another major US firm.
Explanation of Equity Award Cash-out in Corporate Transaction, Memorandum, Lexis Practice Advisor, 2018
Employee Memorandum: Explanation of Equity Award Treatment in Spin-Off (Parent Employees), Memorandum, Lexis Practice Advisor, 2018
Employee Memorandum: Explanation of Equity Award Treatment in Spin-Off (Spinco Employees), Memorandum, Lexis Practice Advisor, 2018
Executive Compensation Issues in Public Company Transactions, Practical Law Institute (PLI), 2015
Recognized Individual for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, The Legal 500 US (2017)