Orrick Continues East Coast Growth with Executive Comp & Benefits Partner Laura Bagarella in New York

1 minute read | April.01.2024

  • Laura Bagarella joins Orrick’s Compensation & Benefits group as a partner.
  • Laura advises on the design and implementation of cash and equity-based incentive arrangements and the negotiation of executive employment and separation agreements.
  • Laura brings extensive experience in the compensation and benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, including supporting private equity firms and their portfolio companies.
  • Laura joins from Cleary Gottlieb, following the recent East Coast corporate hires of Josh Beser from Wilson Sonsini and David Sharrow and Jake Ornstein from Gunderson, as well as employment litigator Esther Lander from Akin and IP litigator Josh Pond from Crowell & Moring.

“We’re thrilled to add a rising star like Laura to our team. Her experience advising several of the most sophisticated PE firms in the world and their portfolio companies immediately strengthens our PE client offering,” said David Ruff, co-leader of Orrick’s M&A and Private Equity practice.

“Laura is a top-quality advisor and will be an outstanding leader of our East Coast practice,” added Juliano Banuelos, chair of Orrick’s Compensation & Benefits group.

“I’m excited to be part of Orrick’s growing fund and corporate practice. The firm’s deep sector focus is compelling to funds and companies alike – and I’m impressed by the corporate team’s approach to collaborating on practical, forward-looking client solutions,” Laura shared.

Laura is recognized by Legal 500 as a leading transactional advisor for employee benefits, executive compensation, and retirement plans.

Orrick has ranked top 5 globally for M&A, PE and VC deals by combined volume for each of the last 7 years, according to Pitchbook. The firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice is also recognized by both Chambers and Legal 500.