NEW YORK, May 15, 2008 – Joel I. Krasnow has joined the international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy as a partner in the Compensation and Benefits Group of the Tax Department. Krasnow joins Milbank from Dewey & LeBoeuf, where he was a Compensation and Benefits partner. He is resident in the firm’s New York office.
“We are delighted that Joel has chosen to join our firm,” said Bruce Kayle, chair of Milbank’s Tax Department. “He brings extensive experience in complex compensation and benefits issues that will serve our clients well.”
Krasnow’s practice focuses on employee and compensation and benefits law, with particular emphasis on ERISA’s fiduciary rules. He is a well-known practitioner in the Title I area and regularly provides advice regarding alternative investments, derivative transactions, conflicts of interests and fiduciary matters. A broad-based employee benefits attorney, Krasnow has experience and capabilities in other areas of the practice such as private equity, M&A support, executive compensation and qualified plans.
Krasnow co-authored "Application of Plan Asset Rules to Plan Investments and Contributions" in the ERISA Fiduciary Law treatise (BNA Publications, 2006) and "ERISA's New '25%' Test -- What's in it for Private Equity Fund Sponsors and Institutional Investors?" in the Venture Capital and Private Equity Yearbook 2006/07 (Euromoney Yearbooks, 2006).
Krasnow is a graduate of Columbia University Law School and earned a B.S. from Touro College. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
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