Chris P. Del Rosso

Chris Del Rosso is a partner in O'Melveny's Newport Beach office and a member of the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice. Chris’ practice focuses on structuring executive compensation plans and arrangements for public and private companies, and advising clients with respect to the interconnected SEC reporting, corporate governance, tax and ERISA issues for all types of executive compensation plans and arrangements. Chris regularly advises private equity clients and public companies on the treatment of executive compensation plans and arrangements in the context of mergers, acquisitions, private equity investments, public offerings and other corporate transactions. Chris’ practice also focuses on providing ERISA advice to private equity, mezzanine, and hedge funds.

Chris has extensive experience advising clients in connection with:

the design and implementation of equity and non-equity based annual and long-term incentive arrangements, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, employment, severance and change-in-control arrangements;
the securities laws and SEC rules governing compensation plans and arrangements and related disclosure requirements;
the Internal Revenue Code rules governing the taxation of compensation plans and arrangements, including the tax rules limiting deductibility of executive compensation under Section 162(m), imposing excise taxes on certain change in control parachute payments under Section 280G, and governing the taxation of (and imposition of excise taxes on) nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements under Section 409A; and
the fiduciary responsibility provisions of ERISA with respect to the investment of pension plan assets, including VCOC, REOC and other plan assets issues.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Business Tax and 2) Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits
Law School Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
Admitted Year 1995
Education Georgetown University, B.S.
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm O Melveny & Myers LLP
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