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Jeff Laska

Partner & Co-Chair, Compensation, Benefits and Employment
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Tel: 212.735.8666
Mobile: 347.237.1739
Fax: 917.522.3166
Email: jlaska@morrisoncohen.com

Jeff is Co-Chair of Morrison Cohen’s Compensation, Benefits & Employment Department, where he advises clients on a broad range of executive compensation matters.

Jeff represents a broad array of clients in the design, review, negotiation, drafting and implementation of their organizational and governance documents, equity compensation programs, incentive and deferred compensation arrangements, employment agreements, separation and settlement agreements, restrictive covenant agreements and other employment-related documents.  In connection with such representation, Jeff provides advice on the tax consequences, securities laws implications, litigation risks, and general corporate and governance aspects of such arrangements.  

Jeff’s clients include public and private companies of all sizes (including investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, consulting firms, medical offices, real estate companies, technology firms, fashion houses, and public relations and marketing firms), in all phases of their operations and in connection with a variety of commercial transactions.

Jeff’s clients also include CEOs, COOs, CFOs and other senior executives of public and private companies; investment bankers, portfolio managers, private equity professionals, traders, analysts, and other employees of financial service firms; doctors, lawyers, accountants, and pharmaceutical/biotech industry professionals; partners, members, shareholders and other business owners; and employees of companies in general.

Jeff has over 20 years of experience as an adviser to companies and executives, and thus clients benefit from his deep knowledge of the commercial and market standards that shape employment arrangements, as well as his understanding of the sensitive, complex, and personal nature of employment relationships. 

Jeff joined Morrison Cohen as a partner in 2007. He started his career in 1997 as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Before joining Morrison Cohen, Jeff spent 5 years as in-house counsel at UBS Investment Bank, providing legal support on U.S. tax, U.S. securities, and general legal matters relating to the design, implementation and operation of UBS’s world-wide incentive compensation, equity, and deferred compensation plans.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
New York City Bar Association

Recognition

New York Metro Super Lawyers – Employee Benefits, 2019