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Baker McKenzie

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

3 ranked lawyersBand 1CaliforniaUSA 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Unchallenged experts in global equity services, providing some of the largest companies with services worldwide at the highest level. Handles the full spectrum of employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA matters, domestically and internationally. Ranks highly for the scale and sophistication of equity granting and other compensation work handled regionally for both a Californian and global clientele. Also has significant expertise in global tax and compliance issues.

Strengths

"Baker McKenzie can't really improve upon its service and does a great job. It is very great and is truly a global law firm, so very helpful."

"The firm's international offices are a great resource."

Work highlights

Baker McKenzie represented ForeScout Technologies in a going private transaction, wherein it was acquired by private equity fund Advent, which involved advising on equity awards and related tax considerations.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Klementz is well versed in handling equity plans and compensation issues for multinational clients.

Denise Glagau frequently acts on the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of mergers, acquisitions and sales. She regularly represents clients in the technology sector on cross-border transactions.
"She is excellent with employment and equity compensation matters."

Sinead Kelly handles an array of transactional employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including those arising out of corporate spinoffs and IPOs.
"She is quick to respond and provides detailed and thorough advice."

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Barbara Klementz
Band 2
Denise M Glagau
Band 3
Sinead M Kelly
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