People

Jeanie Cogill is a partner in King &Spalding’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice. She specializes in the executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA fiduciary areas of law.

Jeanie advises public and private companies across a variety of industry sectors on all aspects of executive compensation arrangements, including equity incentive programs, employment agreements, change in control protections, incentive programs and nonqualified deferred compensation plans.  .Jeanie also regularly advises clients on executive compensation and employee benefits issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. Jeanie helps employers, management, and plan fiduciary committees design, establish and administer tax-qualified pension plans, health and welfare plans and fringe benefit programs, and counsels them on their fiduciary, tax and other compliance responsibilities.  

Jeanie also counsels investment managers and their principals, including sponsors of hedge funds, private equity funds and real estate funds, on the fiduciary responsibility and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA, including the structuring and administration of private commingled funds that are marketed to employee benefit plans and tax-advantaged accounts.

Full Bio

Credentials

B.A., University of Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney Law School, honors

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Member, American Bar Association (Tax Section)

Member, Benefits Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 (2019)

Ranked Band 4, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, New York


Chambers USA (2019)

Recognized


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2020)

Top Woman Lawyer


The Best Lawyers in America (2016, 2017)

Recognized


Acritas Star Lawyer (2017)

Recommended


The Legal 500 US (2016)

Recognized, New York Metro, Employee Benefits/ERISA


Super Lawyers (2011–2019)

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Ranked Band 4, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, New York


Chambers USA (2019)

Recognized


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2020)

Top Woman Lawyer


The Best Lawyers in America (2016, 2017)

Recognized


Acritas Star Lawyer (2017)

Recommended


The Legal 500 US (2016)

Recognized, New York Metro, Employee Benefits/ERISA


Super Lawyers (2011–2019)

Insights

Client Alert

March 31, 2020
Goals for Boards in the COVID-19 Era

Client Alert

March 27, 2020
Industry-Focused CARES Act Summary

View all

Credentials

B.A., University of Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney Law School, honors

New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Member, American Bar Association (Tax Section)

Member, Benefits Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 (2019)

Ranked Band 4, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, New York


Chambers USA (2019)

Recognized


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2020)

Top Woman Lawyer


The Best Lawyers in America (2016, 2017)

Recognized


Acritas Star Lawyer (2017)

Recommended


The Legal 500 US (2016)

Recognized, New York Metro, Employee Benefits/ERISA


Super Lawyers (2011–2019)

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Ranked Band 4, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, New York


Chambers USA (2019)

Recognized


Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2020)

Top Woman Lawyer


The Best Lawyers in America (2016, 2017)

Recognized


Acritas Star Lawyer (2017)

Recommended


The Legal 500 US (2016)

Recognized, New York Metro, Employee Benefits/ERISA


Super Lawyers (2011–2019)