Andrew H. Braid


Andrew H. Braid


Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2613 | +1 215 994 2222

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Andrew H. Braid is an associate in Dechert’s employee benefits and executive compensation group and advises clients on a wide range of benefits and compensation matters. He assists public companies with designing and implementing equity-based incentive plans, employee stock purchase plans and other incentive compensation plans, and drafting the compensation disclosure and analysis, executive compensation-related proxy proposals and other disclosure requirements relating to public company executive compensation programs. Mr. Braid advises both publicly traded and private portfolio companies on employee benefits and executive compensation in mergers, acquisitions and public offerings, including diligence relating to benefits and compensation matters, drafting employment agreements, transaction awards and severance agreements, and designing incentive compensation plans for management-level employees. He routinely assists clients with parachute payment analysis and disclosure and other issues relating to Code Sections 280G, 162(m), 409A.

In addition, Mr. Braid advises private equity funds, hedge funds and other investment fund clients with respect to ERISA fiduciary issues, drafting related ERISA disclosures and drafting and negotiating investment management agreements for plan investors and funds accepting plan investments. He has advised investment funds in connection with the formation of venture capital operating companies and real estate operating companies.

Mr. Braid maintains an active pro bono practice assisting nonprofit and micro-entrepreneur clients with various corporate, benefits and compensation matters. Philadelphia VIP has recognized Mr. Braid as a “Volunteer of the Month” for his pro bono service on behalf of indigent clients.

  • Princeton University, A.B., Economics, 2003
  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 2010, cum laude, Outstanding Dean’s Merit Scholarship, 2008 Federal Scholars Award, Associate Managing Editor of the New York Real Property Law Journal
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2012
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • New Jersey