Susan Wetzel is the chair of the firm’s Business Transactions Department and co-chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group. She counsels employers, executives, and members of corporate boards regarding design, implementation, and compliance issues relating to retirement plans, welfare plans, employee benefits, executive compensation, and mergers and acquisitions. She has provided legal advice regarding the employee benefit issues in over 800 mergers and acquisitions throughout her career. Susan’s experience also includes, among other things, assisting U.S.-based clients with the design and implementation of equity incentive plans for the benefit of their globally-based employees.
Susan also frequently provides support to our ERISA litigation group in cases involving ERISA and compensation claims. Having spent the first three years of her career working as an ERISA litigator, she understands the need to distill complex ERISA concepts into plain English and how to develop the appropriate strategies to help resolve disputes.
She is a frequent speaker on employee benefits issues at seminars for human resources groups, bar associations, individual companies, and continuing education seminars.
Susan is a contributor to Haynes and Boone’s Practical Benefits Lawyer blog, which discusses issues and developments in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation.