Mark Muedeking's primary substantive areas of practice include executive compensation and employee benefits matters.

Mark regularly represents publicly traded and private companies, boards of directors, executives, plans, plan sponsors and fiduciaries in a broad range of employee benefits and executive compensation matters.  He advises several of our largest public clients regarding the development and operation of benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements, including compliance with applicable tax, securities, corporate and governance rules.

He also regularly represents clients in litigation of benefits and executive compensation matters, which gives him a unique perspective in advising clients. Recent litigation experience in these matters includes:

  • Sacerdote, et al. v New York University, 1:16-cv-6284, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered judgment for NYU on all counts following an eight-day bench trial
  • Jacobs, et al. v. Verizon Communications, Inc., et al., pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1:16-cv-01082
  • Vasquez v. Marriott International, pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 8:17-cv-00116 –MSS-MAP
  • Sacerdote, et al. v New York University, pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1:16-cv-6284
  • Bond, et al. v. Marriott International, Inc., 2014 WL 53950 (D. Md. 2014) Obtaining dismissal of putative class action challenging administration of stock plan
  • Mejia v. Verizon Management Pension Plan, et al., 2013 WL 1337191 (N.D. Ill. 2013) Obtaining dismissal with prejudice of putative class action challenging tax treatment of with prejudice
  • In re Constellation Energy Group, Inc., 738 F. Supp. 2d 602 (D. Md. 2010) Obtaining dismissal of putative class action involving fiduciary claims relating to stock price
  • Obtained dismissal for MGM Mirage of several cases challenging administration of executive compensation plans
  • Obtained dismissal of two putative class actions against the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) and its Board of Directors regarding actions taken with respect to administration of benefit plans
  • Arbitration of matters related to change in control severance plans following acquisition of publicly traded company