Andrew E. Graw Partner and Chair, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group

New Jersey
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Andy’s work is informed by his belief that a company’s greatest asset is its employees. Whether he is crafting an equity-based program; a deferred compensation arrangement; or a 401(k), pension, or fringe benefit plan, he provides practical solutions that serve his clients’ needs. He has been ranked among the top Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation lawyers in New Jersey for four consecutive years (Chambers USA).

The rules and regulations governing compensation arrangements are complex and frequently changing, and businesses sometimes discover that their benefits plans are no longer in compliance. Under such circumstances, clients appreciate Andy’s ability to think outside the box and suggest solutions that avoid costly problems.

Andy has a successful track record representing clients on either side on many issues. He has represented employers that sponsor 401(k) and pension plans, as well as the third-party administrators of such plans; businesses hiring and recruiting senior executives and the executives being recruited; and companies acquiring new businesses and those divesting them.

Andy also handles fiduciary and other benefit-related disputes. He counsels clients through the prelitigation phase, and, if necessary, the litigation process itself. Despite the complex and myriad regulations in his field, Andy makes a point of communicating with his clients in clear and understandable terms, providing them with the knowledge and guidance they need to move forward successfully.

Other Distinctions

  • Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006–2016)

  • Super Lawyers (2005–2006, 2008–2017)

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2008–2018)

Publications

Department of Labor Proposes Delay of Significant Features of the Fiduciary Rule to July 1, 2019
Investment Management and Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Client Alert, August 11, 2017
Andrew Graw, Scott Moss, Megan Monson
New Guidance Establishes June 9 Effective Date for Fiduciary Rule, but also Raises Uncertainty as the DOL Continues to Review the Rule
Investment Management and Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Client Alert, May 9, 2017
Andrew Graw, Scott Moss, Megan Monson
Fiduciary Rule Update: Department of Labor Issues Temporary Enforcement Relief
Investment Management and Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Client Alert, March 16, 2017
Andrew Graw, Scott Moss, Megan Monson
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Press Mentions

Andrew E. Graw comments in New Jersey Law Journal regarding the ways in which pending federal regulations have expanded the practice of executive compensation. , New Jersey Law Journal , September 1, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler represented 160over90, a national branding and creative services agency, in the sale of a majority stake to Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Lowenstein deal team included Ethan Skerry, Alex Brooks, Bryan Seelig, Brian Silikovitz, Christina Iafe, Lesley Adamo, Andrew Graw, Darren Goodman, Ted Sica, Dan Suckerman, and John Wintermute. , March 1, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler is representing SilverSky, the leading independent provider of cloud-based security software and managed services, in its acquisition by BAE Systems plc, a British multinational defense, security and aerospace company headquartered in London. The transaction was announced on October 21, 2014. The Lowenstein team includes Anthony O. Pergola, David B. Haber, Brian A. Silikovitz, Andrew E. Graw, Alex D. Leibowitz, Jamie Kapalko, and Darren S. Goodman. , October 21, 2014
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Related Areas

Corporate
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Fiduciary Counseling & Litigation
Investment Management
Privacy and Information Security

Education


Pace University School of Law ( J.D. , 1983 )
State University of New York at Oneonta ( B.S. , 1980 )

Bar Admissions


New York
New Jersey

Affiliations


  • Member, the ESOP Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals