R. Scott Kilgore is a partner in the Labor and Employment, Tax and Corporate Practice Groups. He joined the firm in 1985. Mr. Kilgore chaired Wilmer Cutler's pre-merger employment and compensation counseling practice.
Mr. Kilgore represents companies and executives on a full range of matters involving employment (particularly regarding executives), executive compensation, and employee benefits.
Mr. Kilgore regularly drafts and negotiates employment, retention, severance and parachute agreements for employers and individuals, both as a part of transactions and as individual advice. He designs, and advises on the implementation of, executive, equity and deferred compensation programs. Mr. Kilgore represents domestic and multinational corporations in the employment and benefits issues arising from acquisitions, dispositions and public offerings. He provides or oversees multidisciplinary advice relating to employees or compensation, including ERISA, tax and securities counseling, as well as the web of employment and disclosure laws that govern the workplace. His clients range in size from individual executives to startups to multinational corporations.