David T. Harmon, a member of the Somerville law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A. and Co-Chair of the firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group, continues to appear in published articles, locally and nationally.
Most recently, Harmon was quoted in the annual advisor compensation report in Registered Rep., the most respected source of breaking news, advice, and what is happening in the industry for financial professionals. He also commented on the effects a recent decision in a Securities and Exchange Commission administrative case may have on companies recruiting and terminating financial advisors. His comments were quoted in a recent edition of FUNDfire, the leading source of all the competitive intelligence for the separately managed account industry.
Along with Charles A. Bruder, Harmon was interviewed by The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel on Code §409A and its implications for employers. They also co-authored a chapter entitled “Perspectives for Management and Executives on Structuring and Negotiating the Package: It’s Not Just About the Dollars” for a book entitled Inside the Minds: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Client Strategies for Aspatore Books, a Thomson Business Publisher, earlier this year. In the Wall Street Technology Association’s Ticker Magazine, Harmon and co-author Rachel Wingerter discussed employment compensation packages for IT executives in “Executive Compensation: Don’t Forget the Fringe Benefits.” “Negotiating the Best Employment Package for You,” another article he co-authored with Wingerter, will be featured in an upcoming issue of New Jersey Voice Magazine, a bi-monthly lifestyle magazine serving northern New Jersey.
A resident of Short Hills, Harmon focuses his practice on the areas of executive compensation, employment and business law, including representation of institutions of higher education. He represents senior-level employees of both public and private companies in the negotiation of their employment packages and all associated agreements, whether at the commencement of the employment relationship or at termination. His successful negotiation of employment and severance packages for clients includes addressing all aspects of employment and post-employment compensation, respectively, and structures and strategies for those packages. His representation also includes providing advice and counsel to employers in the negotiation of employment and severance packages with their employees, and the design of compliance programs, including employee policy manuals, and counseling and training concerning implementation of those policies.
Harmon is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wall Street Technology Association, and a member of the Business Law and Labor & Employment Law Sections of the New York State and American Bar Associations. Harmon works out of the firm’s New York City office.