Why employers shouldn't forget about executive compensation
Philip M. Berkowitz, Littler
Christoph Crisolli, Littler
Darren Isaacs, Littler
Alison Sneddon, Littler
Dennis G. Veldhuizen, Littler
Date and time
16:00 GMT/17:00 CET/11:00 EST


As the Great Resignation accelerates the war for talent, and younger generations demand more from their employers, global businesses should not overlook the continued importance of executive compensation plans.

With compensation remaining one of the major motivators for senior staff retention and recruitment, but also a key driver for disputes, IEL’s next webinar will compare executive compensation arrangements – and relevant disputes – across the US, UK, and European markets. Leading lawyers from Littler’s global network will consider:

  • Executive pay negotiations;
  • Regulatory controls on bonuses;
  • The impact of investigations on remuneration;
  • Garden leave and termination provisions; and
  • How to claw back payments to staff in breach of agreements.


Philip Berkowitz

Philip M. Berkowitz, Shareholder, Littler (New York, United States)

Philip M. Berkowitz is the U.S. practice co-chair of Littler's International Employment Law Practice Group and co-chair of the Financial Services Industry Group. He advises multinational and domestic companies in a wide range of industries on employment-related matters. He has significant experience advising multinational companies regarding U.S. and overseas employment and executive compensation practices. He represents employers in individual and class action lawsuits and arbitrations, and he appears in U.S. federal and state courts and before administrative agencies and international arbitration tribunals.   

Philip handles all regulatory facets of employment law, including:

  • Compliance with equal employment and other statutes governing the workplace
  • Employee benefits
  • Executive compensation
  • Employment agreements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Trade secrets
  • Non-compete agreements
Chris Crisolli

Christoph Crisolli, Shareholder, Littler (Frankfurt, Germany)

Frankfurt am Main-based Christoph Crisolli advises businesses on all areas of individual and collective employment law with a focus on business transactions and restructurings.

With more than two decades of experience, he is particularly experienced in the management and implementation of transformation, integration and restructuring projects in Germany and Europe.

Christoph is a long-standing member of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), and the Employment Law Working Group of the German Bar Association.

Darren Isaac

Darren Isaacs, Partner, Littler (London, UK)

Clients say, “Darren Isaacs is brilliant. He is very approachable, knowledgeable, and cares about my business and the questions and employment challenges I face. His responses and guidance are timely and thorough." (Legal 500 2022)

Darren works on complex international and cross-border HR projects, international business restructurings, as well as HR aspects of mergers & acquisitions. Most of Darren’s clients are UK or US-based employers and he focusses on cross-border and international HR projects. He is often instructed by clients who have large-scale EMEA matters that need managing, but he also regularly covers Australia and New Zealand. The projects Darren has worked on include international M&A transactions, multi-country document reviews and cross-border litigation.

In addition to this, Darren also manages a domestic UK practice which includes advising local UK clients on all their day-to-day HR needs, as well as defending high-value employment tribunal litigation

Alison Sneddon

Alison Sneddon, Senior Associate, Littler (London, UK)

Alison is a Senior Associate at GQ|Littler who advises across a range of matters, often with a cross-border element. These include senior exits, team moves, restrictive covenants, whistleblowing frameworks and investigations, complex grievance and disciplinary matters and staff reorganisations. Alison is particularly experienced advising HR teams and Executive/Remuneration Committees on the employment aspects of international financial services regulatory investigations such as compensation freezing/adjustment and Conduct Rule breach assessments.

Before joining GQ|Littler Alison worked as in-house European Employment Counsel at the global financial services group Nomura, as an Associate for the leading global firm Linklaters and as an Employee Relations Advisor at RBS.

Alison has a keen interest in managing whistleblowing, conduct and culture matters within the workplace. She has a breadth of experience handling sensitive whistleblowing investigations, including within financial services regulatory frameworks. Alison is a member of the whistleblowing charity, Protect’s, Legal Support Network and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).

Dennis Veldhuizen

Dennis G. Veldhuizen, Partner, Littler (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 

Dennis is a founding partner of CLINT. He studied Dutch Law at the University of Amsterdam and was sworn in as a lawyer in 1999. Before joining CLINT in 2016, he was a partner at HDK Advocaten. Previous to that he was a partner at Greenberg Traurig LLP, a US law firm, where he led the Amsterdam employment practice.

Dennis specialises in:

  • Medical specialists
  • Consumer goods and retail
  • Medical devices
  • Employee participation
  • International and European employment law