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Latham & Watkins LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

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What the team is known for

A recognized powerhouse in the employee benefits and executive compensation market. Offers strength across its Northern and Southern California offices. Provides comprehensive advice and representation to its clients and plays a key role in big-ticket corporate transactions. Possesses impressive national and cross-border capabilities.

Strengths

"It is a gold-star firm with a good, deep bench. The firm does high-quality work, has very good expertise in other jurisdictions and is very practical."

"The firm works collaboratively to ensure a smooth transaction and has a pragmatic approach focusing on the most important issues."

Work highlights

Latham & Watkins LLP represented Advanced Micro Devices in its acquisition of Xilinx in an all-stock transaction valued at $35 billion.

Notable practitioners

David Taub is highly respected for his specialist handling of the employee benefit and executive compensation elements of corporate transactions.
"He is a thought leader." "He has mastery of EBEC work and a pleasant disposition."

James Metz is skilled at representing clients in the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of M&A transactions.
"He is a pleasure to work with and has good judgment."

Laurence Seymour acts on the implementation of compensation arrangements for public and private company clients, as well as on benefits arrangements connected with corporate transactions.
"He is practical about risk and his advice is very balanced." "He is responsive and creative in coming up with solutions."

Maj Vaseghi is an accomplished lawyers specializing in employee benefits and executive compensation issues and is particularly active in handling sizable corporate transactions.
"She is an absolute pleasure to work with. She's whip-smart and gets to the heart of issues very quickly. She's mindful of the strategic goals of the business and provides well thought-out and balanced advice." "She is calm, practical, level-headed and intelligent."

Michelle Carpenter has a strong track record of handling high-value M&A and IPOs, assisting with the full range of employee benefits and executive compensation issues.
"She navigates complex situations well and is very technically proficient."

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Location

355 South Grand Avenue

Suite 100

Los Angeles

California

USA

CA 90071-1560

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Ranked Lawyers

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


David Taub
Band 1
Laurence Seymour
Band 2
Michelle L.C. Carpenter
Up and Coming
California: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surro

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


James Metz
Band 3
Maj Vaseghi
Band 3