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G. William Tysse

Mr. Tysse practices within the firm’s Taxation and Employee Benefits Department, focusing on employee benefits and executive compensation. He has extensive experience advising public, private and nonprofit clients on all aspects of non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, including excess and supplemental retirement plans, cash and equity incentive plans, and employment and severance agreements.

He is particularly experienced with Section 409A requirements, and regularly advises clients in other areas of executive compensation law, including Section 162(m), Section 280G, the SEC’s executive compensation proxy disclosure rules and the executive compensation aspects of the Treasury Department’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

He also advises clients on the tax and securities law aspects of stock option plans, including incentive stock options and employee stock purchase plans. He also has experience advising clients on the tax and ERISA-related aspects of qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) plans and employee stock ownership plans, health and welfare plans and other fringe benefits.



  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Oxford University, M.St., with Distinction, 2001
  • University of Virginia, B.A. with Distinction, 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia 2004
  • District of Columbia 2005