Stephanie B. Vasconcellos

Employment & Benefits, Employee Benefits, Equity & Incentive Plans


Stephanie Vasconcellos is a partner in the Employment & Benefits practice in Chicago, where she provides clients practical advice on navigating complex employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

Stephanie has extensive experience advising public and private companies, both domestic and global, on all types and aspects of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, spin-offs, and IPOs, as well as post-transaction integration and compensation matters. She regularly advises on golden parachute and other change in control and retention issues. She also drafts, negotiates and advises on employment and severance agreements, equity and equity-based arrangements (including for partnerships), offer letters, incentive plans, and retention agreements, and assists clients in correcting compliance issues with such arrangements, including under Section 409A.


  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for professional excellence in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.
  • Recognized by Legal 500 US as a Next Generation Partner (2020-2023) in Employee Benefits.
  • Recognized as a Rising Star in Employee Benefits by Super Lawyer (2014-2021).


  • University of Notre Dame, BS, cum laude
  • University of Michigan, MPH
  • University of Michigan Law School, JD

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  • Illinois


  • Anglais