Timothy J. Durbin advises public and private companies on a wide variety of executive compensation and employee benefits matters, both in ensuring compliance in the ordinary course of business and when engaging in corporate transactions, including M&A, spinoffs, initial public offerings, joint ventures, and restructurings. He regularly assists private equity clients with the negotiation of equity and cash-based compensation packages for executives of portfolio companies and advises public companies on compensation-related public disclosure rules, including drafting and reviewing their public filings.
Timothy designs, negotiates, and implements many forms of compensation and benefits packages including employment agreements, equity and equity-based compensation programs, severance plans and arrangements, performance incentives and management participation in corporate transactions, change in control protections, and deferred compensation.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Timothy was an associate in the executive compensation practice group of a New York-based international law firm for over four years. During law school, he worked at the New York regional office of the US Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration where he investigated retirement plans and plan service providers to ensure compliance with Title I of ERISA and correct ERISA violations.
Brooklyn Law School, 2015, J.D., magna cum laude
Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009, B.A., magna cum laude
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Benefits, Law360 (2022)