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Kenneth J. Laverriere


Kenneth is a partner in the Compensation, Governance & ERISA Group. He advises fiduciaries on the investment of the assets of pension plans and the design and administration of tax-qualified and nonqualified plans and the application of ERISA’s plan asset rules to plan investments. His practice includes the structuring and analysis of a broad range of compensation arrangements, including equity and non-equity based incentive programs, deferred compensation plans, investment partnerships, carried interest plans, and financial adviser compensation programs.  Kenneth works with financial organizations, asset management firms and investment funds on all aspects of ERISA compliance.  Kenneth advises clients on compensation and benefit issues in merger and acquisition transactions in various industries and market sectors. Kenneth represents individuals and corporations in the negotiation of employment, termination and change in control arrangements.

Kenneth also works closely with the litigation group on ERISA litigation matters and the bankruptcy and reorganization group in insolvency proceedings.

Selected Publications

  • “Standing On Higher Ground: How And When To Adopt Pay Practices That Don’t Comply With Proxy Adviser Guidelines,” published by Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law & Accountability Report on February 2, 2015.
  • “Just Say No: Why Directors Should Avoid Duties That Will Subject Them to ERISA,” published by Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law & Accountability Report on February 20, 2015.
  • “The US Department of Labor’s Final ‘Fiduciary’ Rule Incorporates Concessions to Financial Service Industry but Still Poses Key Challenges,” published by Emerald Group Publishing’s Journal of Investment Compliance (JOIC) on December 6, 2016.



  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • University of Vermont, M.Ed., 1983
  • Merrimack College, B.A., 1977
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