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Susan Dixon

Susan Dixon

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Susan advises companies and executives in executive compensation and employment matters, including those arising in mergers and acquisitions.  In addition, she formerly served on the firm’s management and partner compensation committees. 

Susan’s practice includes all facets of designing, drafting, negotiating, and implementing compensation plans and programs, including stock option, restricted stock, deferred compensation, profits interests, and other incentive compensation arrangements.  She also counsels companies and executives in the negotiation of employment and separation agreements.  In addition to executive compensation matters, she advises companies on employment matters in the transactional context, and she also advises companies in many pre-litigation employment matters.

Throughout her career, Susan has represented private and public and private companies of all sizes in a variety of industries, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies and hedge funds. Susan has also represented executives working for public and private companies.

Before joining the firm, she was an associate in the executive compensation and benefits groups at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.  Outside of the office, Susan is an equestrian an interest that started at age four.

  • Member of Practical Law Company’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Advisory Board
  • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors of EquiShui Inc. 
  • Co-author of various maintained resources for Practical Law Company, including:
    • Dual Status: Treating Partners as Employees
    • Good Reason Waiver: Salary Reductions & Other Employer Actions
    • Private Corporations and Section 280G
    • Profits Interest Plan, Award Agreement and Memo to Recipients of Profits Interests Explaining Implications of Award
    • Memos to Recipients of Non-Qualified and Incentive Stock Options (Private Company Resource)
  • Contributor in Practical Law Company’s Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Employment Law Practice:  Ten Years in Review, October 8, 2021
  • Forfeiture-for-Competition ("Clawbacks"): An Alternative to Traditional Non-Competition Agreements? Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal, April 2, 2010.


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