Kenneth R. Barr | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr

Kenneth R. Barr

Counsel, New York

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Kenneth Barr's practice is focused on all aspects of executive compensation, pension and employee benefits law. With more than 16 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 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, 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.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar


  • JD, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • BS, College of William & Mary


  • English



  • Executive Compensation Issues in Public Company Transactions, Practical Law Institute (PLI), 2015

Awards & Recognition

Recognized Individual for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, The Legal 500 US (2017)