Matthew Behrens is counsel in the Compensation, Governance & ERISA practice.

He focuses on all aspects of compensation and benefits, including corporate, securities, employment and tax laws and ERISA. He advises both U.S. and non-U.S. companies on corporate governance and disclosure matters related to executive compensation and employee issues implicated in mergers and acquisitions. He regularly counsels clients on equity-based incentives, deferred compensation programs and employment, retention and severance arrangements.

Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling LLP, Matt served as counsel to the pension and investment division of the New York State Common Retirement Fund.