Jessica Lutrin is a partner in the Executive Compensation & Benefits practice at Pillsbury. She has broad executive compensation and benefits experience spanning transactional, counseling and advisory matters.

Jessica's practice focuses on the design, implementation and compliance of compensatory and benefits arrangements, such as equity-based incentives, cash-based incentives and deferred compensation and employment, retention and severance agreements, with particular focus on compensation and benefits issues arising in the transactional context. Jessica advises a variety of clients, both public and private, and domestic and international, across multiple industries.

Representative Experience

  • Represented NTT DATA, Inc. with the acquisition of 100% of the membership interests in Cognosante Consulting, LLC, a leader in health information technology solutions and services for federal and state health agencies, from Cognosante Holdings, LLC.
  • Represented Business Insider in its acquisition by Axel Springer Digital Ventures GmbH.
  • Represented the leading provider of information services for the health care industry in its acquisitions of a health care analytics company and of a provider of quality and compliance management software and services.

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  • Represented Wärtsilä in its acquisitions of American Hydro Corporation, Greensmith Energy Management Systems and Lock-n-Stitch.
  • Represented Amphenol Corporation in numerous matters, including its acquisitions of All Systems Broadband and Custom Cable. 
  • Represented Spin Master in its acquisitions of Swimways and certain plush toy product lines from Enesco.
  • Represented Ernst & Young in numerous matters, including its acquisitions of a digital design firm, a legal technology company, and a tax advisory firm.  

Professional Highlights

Recognized as a top rate employee benefits attorney in New York by Super Lawyers (2015-2018)

"Negotiating Cybersecurity Protections for Retirement Plans," Law360, 2016. Co-author.

"Cybersecurity Considerations for Retirement Plan Sponsors," Law360, 2016. Co-author.

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  • Publications
    • "Final Regulations Will Affect Default Risk for Borrowers with Pension Plans," Bloomberg BNA 2015. Co-author.
    • IRS Releases Advice Addressing Section 162(m) and CFO Compensation of Smaller Reporting Companies (co-author), 2015.
  • Speaking Engagements
    • “Cyber Security and Data Protection,” American Bar Association’s ERISA Fiduciary Institute 2019, 04/04/2019.
    • “Picking Your Virtual Pocket: Cyber Risks for Stock Professionals,” National Association of Stock Plan Professionals Chapter Meeting, 05/19/17.


  • LL.B., University of the Witwatersrand, 2009
    cum laude

    B.A., University of the Witwatersrand, 2007
    cum laude


  • New York