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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Andrew E. Graw

Andrew E. Graw

Chair, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New Jersey, U.S.A.

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Andy's work is informed by his belief that a company's greatest asset is its employees. Whether he is crafting an equity-based program, a deferred compensation arrangement or a 401(k), pension, or fringe benefit plan, he provides practical solutions that serve his clients' needs. He has been ranked among the top Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation lawyers in New Jersey for four consecutive years (Chambers USA).

The rules and regulations governing compensation arrangements are complex and frequently changing, and businesses sometimes discover that their benefits plans are no longer in compliance. Under such circumstances, clients appreciate Andy's ability to think outside the box and suggest solutions that avoid costly problems.

Andy has a successful track record representing clients on either side on many issues. He has represented employers that sponsor 401(k) and pension plans, as well as the third-party administrators of such plans; businesses hiring and recruiting senior executives and the executives being recruited; and companies acquiring new businesses and those divesting them.

Andy also handles fiduciary and other benefit-related disputes. He counsels clients through the prelitigation phase, and, if necessary, the litigation process itself. Despite the complex and myriad regulations in his field, Andy makes a point of communicating with his clients in clear and understandable terms, providing them with the knowledge and guidance they need to move forward successfully.

Bar Admissions

    New York
    New Jersey


Pace University School of Law (J.D. 1983)
State University of New York at Oneonta (B.S. 1980)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

Member, the ESOP AssociationMember, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals

Professional Activities and Experience

  • The Best Lawyers in America - Andrew Graw
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-2019) - Andrew Graw
  • Super Lawyers - (2005-2006, 2008-2016) - Andrew Graw
  • The Best Lawyers in America - Graw


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New Guidance Establishes June 9 Effective Date for Fiduciary Rule, but also Raises Uncertainty as the DOL Continues to Review the Rule
Lowenstein Sandler LLP, May 2017

In the continuing saga of the Fiduciary Rule, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final regulation setting June 9 as the new effective date of the Fiduciary Rule. However, the DOL granted relief from certain requirements until January 1, 2018, and also added uncertainty as it continues to review the Fiduciary Rule in the interim...

Fiduciary Rule Update: Department of Labor Issues Temporary Enforcement Relief
Lowenstein Sandler LLP, March 2017

On March 10, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) took a procedural step in its fresh review of the Fiduciary Rule by issuing a temporary enforcement policy. The temporary enforcement policy is intended to spare advisors uncertainty and confusion regarding enforcement of the Fiduciary Rule which, despite the review, has an April 10 effective date...

Additional Articles

Andrew E. Graw and Darren Goodman examine the effects of the new tax law on executive compensation arrangements, including performance-based and commission compensation. The authors also discuss the removal or limitation of deductions for employee benefits including moving expenses and qualified transportation benefits. This article also appeared in Bloomberg Law – Big Law Business.

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