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Practice:

  • Transactions Sector
  • Corporate Governance
  • Capital Markets
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG)

J. T. Ho Partner Corporate Governance, Capital Markets

San Francisco

Justin “J.T.” Ho advises companies in the areas of corporate governance, securities law compliance, executive compensation and ESG. He has significant experience advising public companies on the proxy advisor, institutional investor, and disclosure issues that arise in connection with corporate governance, executive compensation and ESG matters, and on developing effective governance frameworks focused on long-term value creation.

As Co-Head of Orrick's Public Companies & ESG practice, J.T. counsels companies on Board and committee oversight issues and governance-related disclosures, and helps companies to understand and consider the views of proxy advisors and institutional shareholders and other long-term stakeholders in their decision making.

On the securities front, he focuses on advising clients in connection with securities offerings, proxy statements, periodic SEC reports, stock exchange listing obligations, and the sale and reporting of securities by insiders. J.T. also advises on compensation committee matters and related disclosures as well as the design of cash and equity incentive plans.

J.T. plays a leading role in Orrick’s ESG practice, helping companies identify and understand the risks and opportunities associated with ESG and incorporating ESG into a company’s overall business strategy and incentive plans.

J.T. serves on the advisory board of The Corporate Counsel and regularly contributes articles related to corporate governance matters and ESG. He is recognized as a Next Generation Partner by Legal 500 and was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. He is also a frequent presenter at NASPP and has contributed many articles to LexisNexis on corporate governance matters.

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Practice:

  • Transactions Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Technology Companies Group

Katherine K. Hogan Senior Associate Compensation & Benefits, Technology Companies Group

Santa Monica

Katherine’s practice focuses primarily on executive compensation and employee benefits issues for technology companies.

She advises clients on the tax and securities issues related to equity-based compensation, including stock options, restricted stock, employee stock purchase plans and deferred compensation arrangements for both private and public companies as well as in the context of initial public offerings and acquisitions.

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Practice:

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Share Scheme Services
  • Compensation & Benefits M&A
  • United Kingdom

Anna Humphrey Partner Compensation & Benefits, Share Scheme Services

London

Anna specialises in employee incentives and regularly advises clients particularly in the technology and life sciences sectors.

Anna advises on the full range of employee incentive matters, including structuring and implementing the equity incentive arrangements of private and public companies and multinational groups. She also has extensive experience supporting venture-backed companies and their investors throughout their lifecycle and regularly advises on strategic M&A transactions and IPO mandates.

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Practice:

  • Transactions Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Executive Compensation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Christine McCarthy Partner Compensation & Benefits, Technology Companies Group

Silicon Valley

Christine McCarthy is a partner in the Silicon Valley office and a member of the Technology Companies Group and the Compensation and Benefits Group.

Christine has extensive experience advising on all aspects of equity and executive compensation plans and arrangements for multinational private and public companies, including large Fortune 500 public companies. Such advice covers the design, administration, and implementation of such plans and arrangements, as well as compliance with applicable federal and state laws, including corporate, securities and tax laws, NASDAQ/NYSE rules, and accounting rules. In addition, Christine counsels clients on corporate governance related issues that arise with respect to such plans and arrangements and regularly prepares disclosure required to be included in annual proxy statements, Form 10-K reports and Form 8-K filings.

Christine:
  • regularly advises compensation committees, Boards of Directors, companies, management and executives on employment agreements, severance agreements, equity compensation plans and agreements and similar arrangements;
  • has extensive experience advising late stage private companies on the specific compensation-related challenges facing these companies and, in particular, is known for her thought-leadership in designing and creating private company restricted stock unit programs and extended stock option exercise programs;
  • advises late stage private companies on the issues that arise during the preparation, lead-up to and implementation of their initial public offering, including issues related to executive and equity compensation, as well as, corporate governance and disclosure related matters; and
  • advises clients on merger and acquisition transactions, including issues related to executive and equity compensation, post-closing integration, Internal Revenue Code Section 409A (deferred compensation) and Internal Revenue Code Section 280G (the golden parachute rules).

Before joining the firm, Christine practiced at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP, and McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

Christine speaks and publishes articles regularly on executive and equity compensation related topics.

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Practice:

  • Transactions Sector
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Compensation & Benefits

Chanani Sandler Senior Associate Employment Law & Litigation, Compensation & Benefits

New York

Chanani Sandler is a senior associate in Orrick's Global Employment and Equity Compensation practice in Orrick's New York office.

With more than 12 years of experience in cross-border human resources matters, Chanani advises multinational companies across all industry lines on a variety of employment-related matters and global equity compensation. He globally manages large multi-country and large multi-function HR projects.

From an employment law perspective, Chanani advises his clients on a range of employment-related matters outside the United States, including global/local offer letters and employment contracts, HR policies and handbooks as well as termination and settlement agreements. He works with his clients to consider the employment-related impact of, and undertake due diligence for, cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Chanani also counsels his clients on how to effectively design, implement, communicate and administer equity-based compensation benefits and other long-term incentive awards to their worldwide employees in over 100 countries. He also provides services in the areas of corporate tax planning, cross-border tax planning, payroll support and employee education with respect to global equity compensation.

He has presented at industry educational forums, such as the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) and Global Equity Organization (GEO), on topics related to tax compliance as well as effective design, implementation and administration of global equity-based awards and other long-term incentive plans.

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Practice:

  • Transactions Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Blockchain and Virtual Currency

Keith A. Tidwell Senior Associate Compensation & Benefits, Blockchain and Virtual Currency

San Francisco

Keith Tidwell is a lawyer in the Compensation and Benefits Group in Orrick's San Francisco office.

His practice focuses on the representation of both public and private companies in connection with employee benefits and compensation-related aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and initial public offerings.

Keith also advises on the design, administration and implementation of executive compensation and equity compensation arrangements, including severance arrangements and executive employment agreements.

Prior to joining Orrick, Keith was an attorney-advisor to the Honorable Joseph R. Goeke on the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C.

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Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Capital Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Structured Finance
  • Technology Companies Group

Joseph Urwitz Partner Compensation & Benefits, Capital Markets

Boston

Joe Urwitz is a trusted advisor to clients on a sophisticated range of employee benefits, executive compensation and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) fiduciary matters.

Joe advises clients in the private equity, technology and healthcare industries on executive compensation and employee benefits issues, often within the context of sophisticated M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions. He also provides counsel on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) fiduciary and other matters, deferred compensation arrangements, equity award and bonus plan design, employment and severance arrangements, and pension plan work

Having won the prestigious Burton Legal Writing Award at the library of Congress, Joe is a nationally recognized retirement and compensation thought leader. He has consulted national media outlets and his pieces have been featured across numerous well-regarded legal and industry publications. Joe is also recognized for his compensation and benefits work by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US.

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Practice:

  • Transactions Sector
  • Finance Sector
  • Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Advocacy
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Eric Wall Partner Tax, Corporate Tax

San Francisco

Eric Wall, a partner in the San Francisco office, is the global leader of our Tax Department. His practice focuses on corporate and partnership taxation.

Eric counsels private and public companies, including private equity funds, on the tax aspects of their most important business transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and restructurings. In particular, Eric has significant experience with the tax matters most critical to clients in the technology and life science sectors. Eric also has significant experience advising clients on equity and other compensation tax matters, real estate tax matters and tax controversy matters.

Eric began his career at the firm as a summer associate in 2001.

Practice:

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Technology & Innovation

Lauren Wall Managing Associate Compensation & Benefits, Technology & Innovation

New York

Lauren is a member of the Compensation and Benefits Group. Lauren advises public and private companies and individual executives, management teams, and founders on compensation and benefits matters related to equity-based compensation, including stock options, profits interests, restricted stock, employee stock purchase plans, and deferred compensation arrangements, along with other compensation and benefits matters in the context of ongoing business operations, M&A transactions, spin-offs, and venture capital financings.

Lauren also advises on day-to-day tax, employment, and securities law issues in connection with the design, administration, negotiation, and implementation of executive compensation and equity compensation arrangements, including employment and executive agreements, change in control and severance arrangements, consulting agreements, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, cash and equity-based incentive programs, 409A and other deferred compensation issues, 280G “golden parachute” compliance, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) fiduciary and other matters.

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Practice:

  • Litigation & IP Sector
  • Compensation & Benefits

Michael Wiesner Partner Compensation & Benefits

San Francisco

Michael Wiesner, Partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Compensation and Benefits Group. Michael advises public and private companies and individual executives on compensation and benefits matters in the context of ongoing business operations and mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on private equity-sponsored acquisitions and divestitures.

Michael’s practice covers executive agreements, cash and equity-based incentive programs, change in control and severance plans, 409A and other deferred compensation issues and 280G “golden parachute” compliance, as well as compensation and benefits structuring in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Michael authors the chapter “Executive Compensation and Benefits Issues for Start-ups and Emerging Companies” within Bloomberg BNA’s Benefits Practice Resource Center treatise.

From 2005 to 2010, Michael was a statistician with a Stanford University School of Medicine research group.

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Practice:

  • Transactions Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Compensation & Benefits

Michael Y. Yang Partner Compensation & Benefits

Santa Monica

Michael Yang is a partner in Orrick's Compensation and Benefits Group. He is based in the firm's Santa Monica office.

Michael's practice focuses on the representation of U.S. and international public and private high technology companies, as well as executives, management teams and founders with compensation and employee benefits issues in the context of M&A transactions, spin-offs, venture capital financings and IPOs.

Michael also advises on day-to-day tax, employment, accounting and securities law issues in connection with the design, administration and implementation of executive compensation and equity compensation arrangements, including employment agreements, severance arrangements, change in control carve-out plans, stock option plans and employee stock purchase plans with a particular focus on Code Sections 409A, 280G and 162(m). In addition, he advises on nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, tax-qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans.

Prior to practicing law, Michael was a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young.