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Laura Ferguson

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Laura Ferguson is a Partner in the Firm's Houston office where she assists clients with a wide variety of employee benefits, executive compensation, and privacy and cyber security matters. She regularly drafts, reviews and amends all types of retirement and welfare plans for compliance with ERISA, the Code, and other applicable laws. Laura also drafts equity compensation plans, deferred compensation plans and employment agreements, ensuring compliance with various laws. Laura provides guidance on privacy and cyber security-related issues under applicable federal and state laws, including assisting clients with the development and implementation of comprehensive policies and incident response plans, drafting and negotiating vendor contracts, and assisting with data breach response. Laura also regularly works on mergers and acquisitions matters, including negotiating purchase agreements, navigating diligence issues (such as Code Sections 409A and 280G issues), drafting transition services agreements, and assisting with a variety of compensation agreements (e.g., transaction bonus, equity, employment, and retention agreements).

Professional Memberships

Houston Bar Association (Tax Section)

Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and member of International Association of Privacy Professionals

Personal

J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2009, Member, Review of Banking and Financial Law Journal; Bachelor of Commerce, University of Alberta, 2002