Robert D. Webb is a member of the firm’s Tax Department and a member of the Labor, Employment and Benefits practice group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of employee benefits, ERISA and executive compensation law.
Rob regularly counsels employers and plan fiduciaries in all aspects of their pension, profit sharing, 401(k), ESOP, Roth arrangements, health and welfare benefits programs. Rob’s practice includes litigation of ERISA and compensation-related claims, as well as dispute resolution under the compliance programs maintained by the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor. Rob represents governing boards and officers in the negotiation and enforcement of executive employment agreements. His experience includes the design, amendment, termination and compliance requirements of retirement and other deferred compensation programs, as well as equity-based compensation arrangements, change-in-control agreements and severance plans. He also counsels entities regarding the benefit and compensation issues associated with the merger, acquisition and sale of businesses.
Rob has written and spoken nationally on ERISA, employee benefits and compensation, Code Section 409A, COBRA, PPACA and other health insurance regulation. His comments and views have appeared in BusinessWeek, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Business Journal as well as on National Public Radio, Bloomberg, and Boston-based television and radio programs.
Rob previously practiced in the area of employee benefits in New York City and clerked in the Boston office of the Solicitor for the U.S. Department of Labor. He was an Edward Hennessey Scholar in law school and an editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine.