Susan P. Serota Esq.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Serota, Susan P.

Susan Serota leads Pillsbury's Executive Compensation & Benefits practice and is a member of the firm's ERISA Litigation team. Ms. Serota has experience in all areas of pensions, employee benefits, executive compensation and stock options. She has significant experience in the compensation of senior executives, fiduciary matters relating to ERISA and other plans, international benefits, employee benefit aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, welfare plans, ERISA fiduciary litigation and securities law matters. She is also an advisor to both foreign and domestic governmental entities, regarding pensions, deferred compensation and privatizing certain pension/social security/invalidity payment systems.

From August 2006-07, Ms. Serota was the Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the nation’s largest organization of tax lawyers. She is the past Chair of the ABA Tax Section’s Employee Benefits Committee and is a member of the Executive Compensation subcommittee of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee of the ABA Section of Business Law where she has actively participated in issues relating to proxy disclosure of executive compensation.

Ms. Serota was appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury to serve on the IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Ms. Serota is also a director and the treasurer of the American Tax Policy Institute and a member of the Securities Law Committee of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.

Ms. Serota received her A.B. from the University of Michigan and J.D. from New York University School of Law.

She is the Co-Editor of the Bloomberg BNA treatise ERISA Fiduciary Law.