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Robert M. Sedgwick

Tel: 212.735.8833
Fax: 917.522.3133
Email: rsedgwick@morrisoncohen.com

Rob is a Partner in Morrison Cohen’s Compensation, Benefits & Employment Group and heads its Executive Representation practice.

Rob specializes in designing and implementing employment, severance and related arrangements for CEOs and other senior executives of public and private enterprises, both domestic and foreign. He also negotiates and implements similar arrangements for financial and other professionals (including investment bankers, asset managers, hedge fund managers, traders, lawyers and principals in private equity, hedge fund, and similar firms). Rob represents groups as well as individuals, and employers as well as employees.

Rob deals with the full range of issues relating to the employment and severance arrangements of his clients, including corporate governance, changes in control, tax, pension, deferred compensation, restrictive covenants, severance benefits, and liquidity issues. He also brings to bear wide knowledge of economic and contractual norms in his practice area, and he regularly serves as an expert witness on matters within his area of expertise.

Rob has represented the CEOs of over two dozen NYSE-listed companies in connection with their employment arrangements. He has also represented numerous CEOs of corporations listed on the NASDAQ, American and London Stock Exchanges; CEOs of portfolio companies owned by the major private equity firms; senior executives and bankers at “bulge bracket” investment banks; successful asset and hedge fund managers; private equity firm partners; and scores of less highly compensated individuals.

During the Carter Administration, Rob served on the White House Staff as Special Assistant to Alfred E. Kahn, the President’s Advisor on Inflation. Rob has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the Atlantic, Crain’s and other publications and has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business News, BBC Radio, CBS Radio, and elsewhere.