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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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What the team is known for

Provides counsel to technology companies, Fortune 500 businesses and high net worth executives in connection with the full range of employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including corporate governance and proxy disclosure. Plays a significant role handling the compensation of executives during large transactions as well as IPOs.

Strengths

A source states: "It is a very good firm. The lawyers know the rules and how to apply them, and come up with practical solutions. I very much respect their experience. They satisfy client expectations."

Interviewees say: "They are experts, very collaborative, very amenable and enormously quick to respond."

Clients appreciate that the team is "very practical, professional, very quick, very responsive, very efficient and comes up with solutions to problems."

Work highlights

Advised Symantec on the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of the $10.7 billion sale of its Enterprise Security assets to Broadcom.

Notable practitioners

Elizabeth Gartland is experienced with handling the employee benefit and executive compensation aspects of corporate transactions, including acquisitions and IPOs.
"She is good at the technical details and a good person to bounce ideas off to come up with a practical solution." "She is responsive, helpful and gives practical advice."

Scott Spector is well known for his experience advising technology companies on the compensation issues related to their transactional and corporate governance matters.
"He is very analytical, practical and knows how to apply the law in business situations." "His experience is significant as he's worked on every type of transaction that you can possibly imagine."

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Overview

Fenwick & West’s executive compensation and employee benefits group counsels technology and Fortune 500 companies on complex compensation and benefits issues.

  • Advising clients on issues that regularly arise with equity plans, executive compensation agreements and other employment benefit arrangements in mergers, acquisitions, public securities offerings, going-private transactions, onboarding and terminations
  • Advising public companies and their board on compensation-related corporate governance matters and disclosures (including the executive compensation rules and disclosure requirements)
  • Working with private companies in structuring compensation arrangements
  • Structuring and drafting equity plans and arrangements
  • Drafting executive employment, non-competition, severance and change of control agreements
  • Advising on complex 162(m) tax deduction, 409A deferred compensation and 280G parachute payment issues
  • Representing chief executive officers in negotiating and structuring compensation and change of control arrangements
  • Counselling companies on the latest stock exchange, SEC and IRS pronouncements and policies

For more information, visit fenwick.com/executivecompensation.

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hardware

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life sciences

media

retail

semiconductors

software

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Fenwick

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Location

555 California Street

12th Floor

San Francisco

California

USA

CA 94104

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

California: Los Angeles & Surrounds

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Elizabeth Gartland
Band 3
California: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surro

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Scott Spector
Band 1