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Ashley McCarthy focuses her practice on executive compensation and employee benefits. She has experience working on matters related to executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of public and private company mergers and acquisitions, deferred compensation arrangements, equity award and bonus plan design, employment and severance agreements, and compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, and other federal and state statutory and regulatory schemes.  Read Ashley McCarthy's full bio.

In early 2017, the IRS updated its Golden Parachute Payments Audit Technique Guide for the first time since its 2005 issuance. While intended as an internal reference for IRS agents conducting golden parachute examinations, the Audit Technique Guide offers valuable insight for both public and private companies, and recipients of golden parachute payments, into how