Juliano Banuelos focuses on advising public companies and mature private companies on executive compensation and related fiduciary duty and governance matters.
His representative clients include Apollo Education Group, Inc. (the University of Phoenix), Bare Escentuals, Gap, Kimpton Hotels, Levi Strauss, PG&E, Varian Medical Systems and Williams-Sonoma. Juliano is also a leader in providing compensation advice in mergers and acquisitions and regularly serves as special M&A tax counsel to in-house tax and HR departments.
In addition to being a recognized practitioner on IRC Section 409A, Juliano provides advice on the full range of compensation and benefits issues that arise ranging from designing and implementing equity-based, employment, separation, deferred compensation, change in control and similar arrangements to providing advice with respect to the design and legal compliance of qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and welfare plans.
Before joining Orrick, Juliano was an associate with the Fried Frank firm in New York.