Michelle Capezza is a Member of Epstein Becker Green in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Health Care & Life Sciences practices, and co-leads the firm’s Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) service team. She practices law in the areas of ERISA, employee benefits, and executive compensation. For more than 20 years, Ms. Capezza has represented a range of clients in these types of matters, from Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations to nonprofit entities, medium-sized businesses, and individual executives. Ms. Capezza provides counsel on qualified retirement plans, ERISA fiduciary responsibilities, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, employee welfare benefit plans, equity/incentive programs, and benefits issues that arise in corporate transactions, across various industries, including financial services, health care, technology, media, telecommunications, hospitality, and retail.
Ms. Capezza was recommended for her work in employee benefits and executive compensation on a national level in The Legal 500 United States (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017). She was selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers (2014 to 2017) and Top Women lists (2014 to 2016), the New York Rising Stars – Metro Edition list (2011), and the New Jersey Rising Stars list (2009) in the area of Employee Benefits. Ms. Capezza received the 2012 Excellence in Achievement Award from the Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Society at Seton Hall University School of Law, for her commitment to excellence and compassionate service in the field of law. Ms. Capezza has also been recognized in Marquis Who’s Who in America, American Law, and Emerging Leaders. Read Michelle’s full biography.
Ian Carleton Schaefer is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He co-leads the firm’s TMT service team and is a member of the firm’s National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee. Recommended by The Legal 500 United States (2016, 2017) for Workplace and Employment Counseling and named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list (2011, 2013 to 2017) in the area of Employment & Labor, Mr. Schaefer has developed a reputation for his practical and results-driven approach to counseling and defending employers on the full spectrum of employment issues. He has significant experience working in the TMT space, as well as the sports, entertainment, and arts sectors.
In furtherance of his TMT work, Mr. Schaefer serves concurrently as the Head of Employment Law for BT Americas Inc. (“BT”), a subsidiary of British Telecommunications plc. Since 2009, he has been solely responsible for management and oversight for all litigation and day-to-day advice and counsel on employment matters in the United States and Canada, as well as leading on critical cross-border labor and employment initiatives. In addition to his work at BT, Mr. Schaefer has represented clients as wide-ranging as start-up and emerging companies to global enterprises in advertising, broadcast television, financial services, print media, on-demand retail, and digital recruiting. Read Ian’s full biography.
Matthew Savage Aibel is an Associate in the firm’s the Litigation & Business Disputes and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee on Technology in the Workplace. Matthew routinely counsels clients regarding issues involving the use of technology in the workplace, including during the hiring process or as a part of workforce management. He also speaks on and writes about issues concerning new technologies and how companies can use these new tools while minimizing legal risk. When necessary, Matthew litigates cases involving trade secrets and misappropriation of data, website accessibility, and wage-hour claims when issues relating to technology pervade the case. Read Matthew’s full biography.