Regina Olshan Esq.

Skadden Arps
Olshan, Regina

Regina Olshan is the global head of Skadden’s Executive Compensation and Benefits Group. Ms. Olshan's practice focuses on advising companies, executives and boards on navigating the regulatory complexities of executive compensation and benefits. This includes tax laws (including laws governing deferred compensation, golden parachute arrangements and deduction limitation rules), securities laws (including reporting and disclosure requirements and registration issues) and compensation-related litigation matters.

Ms. Olshan regularly advises public companies, boards, private equity clients and members of management on executive compensation and benefits issues arising in the context of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings, restructurings and other extraordinary corporate events, including private equity and leveraged buyout transactions. She also regularly advises large public companies and individual senior executives on the adoption, revision, and negotiation of executive employment and severance agreements, as well as litigation and controversies involving executive compensation.

Ms. Olshan is the author and editor of the Section 409A Handbook. She speaks and writes frequently on executive compensation issues and co-chairs “Hot Issues in Executive Compensation,” an annual seminar presented by PLI. She also has been quoted in various major publications on significant executive compensation issues of the day. 

Ms. Olshan received her B.A. from Harvard University and her J.D. from Yale Law School.

She is the co-author of Bloomberg BNA's Section 409A Handbook.