Kenneth A. Raskin is partner of King & Spalding LLP. As a partner and Chair of our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice, Ken Raskin counsels corporate and individual clients on a wide range of employee benefit, executive compensation and Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters, including regulatory compliance and their treatment in corporate transactions.
Ken provides counsel in mergers, reorganizations, spin-offs and other significant transactions, including financings and takeover defenses. Ken helps clients to establish and maintain non-qualified deferred compensation plans and to develop plan funding mechanisms, such as “rabbi trusts.” He advises plan trustees, bank trust departments and other fiduciaries regarding ERISA and its investment requirements, along with fiduciary issues and responsibilities.
In addition, Ken advises compensation committees, corporations and high-profile executives with respect to the design and negotiation of employment contracts, incentive compensation arrangements, stock option plans, non-compete agreements, severance arrangements and parachute plans. He also counsels fund sponsors, investing plans and lenders on the formation, investment, fiduciary and other implications of ERISA and its “plan assets” regulation.
Ken also counsels clients on the creation, structure and communication of tax-qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans; advises on maintaining Internal Revenue Service and ERISA compliance; and negotiates the resolution of qualification problems under the IRS and Department of Labor compliance resolution programs.
- J.D., St. Johns University
- M.B.A., Binghamton University
- B.A., University of Vermont
- New York
- Chairman of the Board of the Plan Sponsor Council of America
- Member of the American Bar Association
- Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of Deferred Compensation
- Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Pension Planning & Compliance
- Member of the New York State Bar Association
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