ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Jul 14, 2014) - King & Spalding has recruited Samuel S. Choy as a partner in its tax and employee benefits and executive compensation practices. Choy, who will be based in Atlanta, joins King & Spalding from McKenna Long & Aldridge.

"Sam's deep experience and significant relationships make him a natural fit for us as we continue to expand and enhance our position as a leading advisor to plan sponsors, trustees and other fiduciaries," said Kenneth Raskin, partner and leader of King & Spalding's employee benefits and executive compensation practice. "We are very pleased to welcome Sam to the team."

Choy provides counsel on employee benefits considerations in corporate mergers, acquisitions and other transactions. He advises employers, fiduciary committees and compensation committees on all aspects of benefit plans, including the design, operation and compliance of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, employer-sponsored life, health and other welfare benefit plans, severance programs, executive compensation arrangements and equity compensation plans.

A graduate of Emory University, Choy received an L.L.M. in taxation from Emory University School of Law, and a J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law.

He is past vice chair and a member of the Health Law Section - Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group of the American Bar Association, and serves as the section's liaison to the Joint Committee on Employee Benefits. He is a board member and past president of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, a member of the Law Practice Management Committee of the State Bar of Georgia, a member of the Midtown Atlanta Rotary Club and a member of the Corporate Leadership Council of the Fernbank Museum.

King & Spalding's employee benefits and executive compensation practice advises public, private, taxable and tax-exempt clients on a wide variety of issues related to the design, preparation, communication, administration, operation, merger, split-up, amendment and termination of all forms of employee benefit plans and executive compensation programs and the related funding vehicles, including pension plans (both traditional plans and "cash balance plans"), profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, leveraged ESOPs, stock option plans, stock purchase plans, incentive compensation programs, "rabbi" trusts, "cafeteria" plans, and VEBAs.

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