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David Strosnider

Partner at Arnstein & Lehr
Chicago, Illinois
David is a Partner in the lawfirm of Arnstein & Lehr. His practice focuses on executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA. He advises senior management, boards of directors, compensation committees and plan fiduciaries at public and private companies, and non-profit organizations on equity and deferred compensation arrangements that attract, motivate, and retain top-level talent. He also represents executives in the negotiation and documentation of their C-level employment agreements.

Mr. Strosnider has extensive experience in all aspects of executive compensation. He advises senior management and compensation committees of public companies on: best and problematic pay practices; corporate governance; compliance with Code Sections 83, 162(m), 280G and 409A; SEC disclosure of executive compensation; Dodd-Frank compliance; negotiating and documenting employment agreements; and designing and documenting change of control and severance arrangements.

About Me

Who do you typically provide service for and what types of services do you provide?
Mr. Strosnider frequently provides advice to large non-profit organizations regarding Code Section 457 plans, excess benefit transactions (also known as the “intermediate sanctions”) and disclosure of executive compensation on Form 990.

He counsels employers on a wide range of matters involving tax-qualified retirement plans, including plan design and documentation, tax compliance, and termination. Mr. Strosnider has obtained determination letters and private letter rulings from the IRS, represented clients in IRS and DOL plan audits, and prepared submissions associated with the IRS and DOL correction programs. Further, he counsels clients on a variety of ERISA matters, including fiduciary duties and responsibilities, reporting and disclosure requirements, and prohibited transactions.
Bar Admissions
State of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


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School Degree Graduation Year
The Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law J.D. 1999
Georgetown University Law Center, Federal Taxation LL.M. 2000
Presbyterian College, Political Science B.A. 1995

Contact Information

Arnstein & Lehr

130 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60606