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James Wynn is a Principal with Quatt Associates. James specializes in the assessment and design of compensation and employee benefit plans. He works with a number of advocacy groups, professional societies, educational institutions, foundations, and media organizations in the areas of executive compensation, deferred compensation arrangements, staff compensation systems and structures, and employee benefit plan design.

In addition to his consulting work, James regularly speaks and serves as a panelist on these topics and is published in the journal “Taxation of Exempts.”

Prior to joining Quatt Associates, James was a member of the employee benefits and executive compensation practice group of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. As a lawyer with the firm, he assisted numerous for-profit and not-for-profit clients in finding and implementing creative solutions to their compensation and employee-benefit-related business problems. His experience ranges from qualified retirement plans and deferred compensation arrangements to employment agreements and severance pay agreements.

James is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where he studied human resource management and organizational behavior. He is a member of both the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and three young children.

ABA Tax Meeting: Presentation on Issues in Executive Compensation

James Wynn presented on executive compensation at the American Bar Association (ABA) 2022 May Tax Meeting in Washington, DC.
2022 May Tax Meeting Program
May 13, 2022

Compensation Discussion with Higher Education Associations

Charlie Quatt, James Wynn, and Veronika Bordas present annually to the Washington Higher Education Secretariat’s higher education association membership on compensation and benefits trends from the recently-released WHES Compensation Survey conducted by Quatt.
Monthly WHES Meeting
May 3, 2022

Georgetown Law Conference: Presentation on Challenging Issues in Executive Compensation

James Wynn co-led a session titled “Challenging Issues in Executive Compensation” at the 39th Annual Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations conference hosted by Georgetown Law.
2022 Georgetown Law Conference Program
April 28, 2022

UT Law Continuing Legal Education: Presentation on Compensation Pitfalls and Traps

James Wynn co-led a session titled “Compensation Pitfalls and Traps” at the 38th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute conference hosted by The University of Texas School of Law.
2022 UT Law Conference Program
January 19, 2022

Compensation Discussion with NYC Nonprofits

James Wynn and Veronika Bordas present annually to the members of HRPANO, an association of human resources professionals in New York City, on compensation and benefits trends from the recently-released member compensation and benefits survey conducted by Quatt.
Monthly HRPANO Meeting
Spring 2021

Compensation trends and best practices for non-profits - COHRMA Presentation

Quatt Principals James Wynn and Simon Quint present on compensation trends and best practices for non-profits at Coalition of Human Resource Management Associations (“COHRMA”) Conference.
Presentation at COHRMA Conference
October 6, 2017

CEO Compensation Increases The Most Since Great Recession

James Wynn discusses latest salary survey results, indicating robust salary increase for CEOs
CEO Update
April 14, 2017

DC Law: Association Law Symposium

James Wynn gives presentation on trends in executive compensation and legal developments for non-qualified deferred compensation at DC Law: Association Law Symposium.
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October 17, 2016

CEO Update LIVE: Compensation Forum

James Wynn joins CEO Update and leading experts in compensation, recruiting and employment contracts to discuss the latest salary trends in associations and nonprofits found in CEO Update’s new 2015-16 Salary Guide.
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November 18, 2015

A 'Reasonable' Investment - Compensating Executives Within Legal Bounds

James Wynn, Brian Vogel, and Veronika Bordas published an article on legal issues related to compensation in the nonprofit sector in the September/October issue of the journal “Taxation of Exempts.”
Read more here
September 2015

UT Law Continuing Legal Education: Employment Issues in Nonprofits (Audio)

James Wynn participates in a presentation on executive compensation, related party transactions, and Intermediate Sanctions to help organizations analyze the issues organizations face in reviewing, deciding and documenting executive compensation and related party transactions.
eCourse details and Audio Preview Session (2:04)
February 2015

Association of Research Libraries Spring 2014 Membership Meeting

James Wynn speaks at ARL Spring Membership Meeting on Organizing for New Work.
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May 6-8, 2014