The Firm is pleased to announce that Bonnie Klugman has become Of Counsel to the firm. Ms. Klugman’s practice focuses on executive compensation and employment, including incentive compensation (both cash-based and equity-based), employment and severance agreements, employee relations and discrimination, welfare benefits and 401(k) plans, reductions in force, and restrictive covenants. Ms. Klugman also has substantial experience in managing the defense of employment litigation in multiple jurisdictions. Additionally, she regularly handles employee related issues arising out of corporate transactions (mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings) and corporate governance matters. Her extensive experience includes advising clients on the securities, labor and employment, corporate, ERISA and tax implications of these plans and arrangements.
From June 1999 through April 2005, Ms. Klugman was the Vice President-Employment Counsel for WebMD Corporation where she was responsible for all legal aspects of the employee-employer relationship. She helped develop WebMD’s employee philosophy and analyzed its strategic implications.
Prior to WebMD, Bonnie worked at the New York office of Shearman & Sterling from 1989 through 1999. She started her career in the Corporate Group focusing in the areas of bank finance, mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcy before moving to the Executive Compensation and Benefits Group in 1993, becoming Counsel in 1999.
Ms. Klugman received a B.S from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, in 1986 and a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (cum laude) in 1989. She was Business Editor of the Law Review and published “Employee Theft and ERISA: A Proposed Amendment to Garnish Pension Benefits” in October 1988. Ms. Klugman is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the American Bar Association and its Labor and Employment Section.