Rich Ashley's practice includes advising both public and private companies on the design, implementation and administration of qualified retirement plans, nonqualified retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, equity incentive programs and executive compensation arrangements.

Rich has extensive experience in the benefits and compensation issues that arise in connection with the purchase and sale of a business, including Code Sections 162(m), 280G and 409A issues. Rich regularly advises Plan fiduciaries with respect to their duties and best practices and on matters relating to the ERISA plan assets regulations and ERISA issues arising under credit agreements. Rich also works with Section 16 officers with respect to their legal obligations.

Rich regularly represents public companies, executive officers, and management teams in connection with potential mergers and acquisitions. Rich also designs and assists in the implementation of Change in Control Agreements and executive continuity and protection programs. Rich has represented professional athletes and executives of professional sports' organizations with respect to employment and compensation matters.

Rich's practice also includes the representation of US and International executives in connection with US employment and International service assignments.