Compensation & Benefits

Your company’s success depends to a large degree on your ability to attract and retain top talent. To do that, you need lawyers who know your business, know how to collaborate with you to design and implement the most attractive compensation arrangements, and know how to resolve crisis situations.

We have those lawyers. We are unique. With over 15 experts in New York City, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Wheeling, we work with clients on both domestic and global compensation & benefits matters.

It’s all about you. As one client told Chambers USA:

"They have good foresight – not just reacting in a transactional sense, but also looking at the trends and the bigger picture and being proactive in working with you to avoid a problem before it happens. The attorneys are incredibly responsive to our needs and are always able to assist when asked."

Supporting Your Strategy

We partner with your teams (legal, finance, stock administration, HR, tax and IR) to provide efficient and user-friendly solutions in the following areas:

  • Public Company Executive Compensation
  • Global Employment & Equity Compensation
  • Qualified Retirement Plans & ESOPs
  • Health and Welfare Plans
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Executive Employment, Separation and CIC Agreements
  • Public Company Executive Compensation

    We are well known for our proactive, integrated counsel, accurate and compelling disclosures, and winning say-on-pay proxy proposals.

    Global Employment & Equity Compensation

    We use a single point of service model, providing you with an advisor who knows your business and can coordinate services in local markets to deliver value-added advice.

    Our team is a dedicated global team drawing on extensive knowledge and experience. Our core team works with lawyers in our offices around the world along with a network of proven local firms in 100 countries. Find out more about our Global Employment and Equity Compensation Solutions here.

    Verbatim, an Orrick subsidiary, uses a similar service model to provide you with its global subsidiary maintenance solution.

    Qualified Retirement Plans & ESOPs

    The world of pension and 401(k) plans is complex and ever changing. You can rely on us to act as your virtual in-house benefits counsel on a day-to-day basis and as your go-to resource for unique and complex problems.

    Health and Welfare Plans & Programs

    We offer comprehensive solutions to navigate the increasingly complex compliance challenges affecting health and welfare plans through the Affordable Care Act and HIPAA.

    Preparing to Go Public

    As an advisor to more than 1,600 tech companies – including some of the most successful unicorns – we are on the leading edge of compensation practices in this market. We have helped pioneer the use of equity retention devices when an IPO is delayed.

    M&A Solutions

    Our team has experience with thousands of corporate transactions – on the sell side and the buy side, in friendly deals and hostile takeovers. For years we have served as designated counsel for a highly acquisitive global technology company, partnering with the in-house team to execute up to a dozen transactions annually.

    Executive Representation

    Our experience on both sides of the table positions us to understand the intangible dynamics at work. We bring that experience to play when we counsel you and advocate on your behalf.

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