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The K&L Gates executive compensation team assists clients with all legal issues related to the compensation, benefits, and severance of directors, executive officers, and other senior managers and employees at the time of hire, during employment, and at severance. We also address employee and director compensation matters, such as impacts on equity compensation, in conjunction with changes in control and other business transactions.

We assist publicly and privately held companies and not-for profit business enterprises. Our team members possess a unique combination of interdisciplinary skills, including experience with the relevant tax, securities, corporate governance, and accounting issues applicable to executive and employee compensation arrangements.

Our executive compensation team includes both U.S. and U.K.-based attorneys. The firm’s global footprint allows us to leverage the extensive tax, securities, and labor experience of our other attorneys in a broad number of jurisdictions, and we work with a network of external advisers in countries where we do not have a physical presence. This combination allows us to provide our clients with global support on executive compensation issues.

While our executive compensation attorneys understand the detailed, technical aspects of executive compensation legal issues and governing laws, we also understand market practices and trends. We help our clients identify and understand the key legal risks in a commercial context so that they can make informed business decisions. We closely monitor key legal developments and proactively reach out to our clients to keep them up to speed on latest developments. Our team works together, sharing ideas and experiences, so that we can deliver to our clients creative ideas and practical solutions to their executive compensation legal challenges.

Areas of Practice

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Associate
P +1.206.370.8068
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2356
Associate
P +1.412.355.8655
Partner
P +1.202.778.9244
Partner
P +1.206.370.6649
Partner
P +1.704.331.7530
Senior Associate
P +61.7.3233.1251
Associate
P +1.206.370.8094
Partner
P +1.202.778.9254
Associate
P +1.704.331.7408
Partner
P +1.412.355.6211
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2367
Partner
P +1.312.807.4237
Partner
P +1.206.370.7592
Partner
P +1.704.331.7535
Staff Lawyer
P +1.617.951.9191
Partner
P +1.212.536.3998
Associate
P +1.202.778.9308
Associate
P +1.704.331.7416
Associate
P +1.704.331.7516
Partner
P +1.412.355.8369
Chairman Emeritus
P +1.412.355.6436
Partner
P +49.(0)30.220.029.305
Partner
P +1.415.882.8027
Of Counsel
P +1.202.778.9373
Partner
P +1.717.231.5870
Partner
P +1.704.331.7457
Partner
P +1.412.355.6536
Partner
P +1.206.370.6642
Partner
P +1.704.331.7578
Partner
P +1.202.778.9149
Partner
P +1.704.331.7405
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Assisted U.K. AIM-listed company in designing and implementing its global equity compensation program covering the laws of the United States, the U.K., and more than 10 other countries
Advised U.S.-based asset management company on legal and regulatory requirements of operating its equity compensation plan in the U.K. and Singapore
Assisted a client in developing a new, stock option-based approach to compensating hedge fund managers
Assisted Fortune 20 company in analysis of enforceability of retirement and non-compete features of equity compensation awards in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, and the U.K.
Assisted several global financial services companies in addressing impacts on design of incentive compensation programs for senior employees relocating to the U.K. as a result of the U.K.’s Financial Services Authority’s remuneration code
Assisted global financial services company in management retention, due diligence, and all compensation and benefits-related aspects of all major acquisitions for last several decades
Assisted global financial services company in management retention, due diligence, and all compensation and benefits-related aspects of all major acquisitions for last several decades
Assisted global financial services company in compliance with emerging global regulations on compensation, including preparation of a Remuneration Policy Statement for the Financial Services Authority in the U.K. and regulatory filings in France, Ireland, Hong Kong, South Korea, and other countries
Assisted a large, complex U.S.-based banking organization in a comprehensive review of its incentive compensation arrangements by the U.S. Federal Reserve for compliance with the design and governance principles under the Inter-Agency Guidelines on Sound Incentive Compensation Policies
Assisted target company in a multi-billion dollar public company merger with reducing potential golden parachute tax exposure for executives