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Lori Goodman

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Lori Goodman is a partner in the Tax Department of the New York office of Latham & Watkins, where her practice focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits matters for public and private companies. Ms. Goodman’s experience includes the drafting and negotiation of employment, severance and change in control agreements and equity and non-equity compensation plans and award agreements, often in the context of mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings and other corporate transactions. Ms. Goodman also prepares the executive compensation disclosure for proxy statements and other securities filings and advises on other tax, securities and corporate law issues associated with executive compensation and employee benefits matters.


Tax Partner


United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Within: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘outstanding’ practice group is headed by New York’s Bradd Williamson and is particularly active in the energy, technology and asset management industries. Recent highlights included New York-based Lori Goodman handling the equity compensation plans in connection with Spotify’s $26.5bn direct IPO listing on the NYSE. Additionally, San Francisco-based Julie Crisp and Los Angeles-based Laurence Seymour are advising T-Mobile on the benefits and compensation issues arising from its impending $126bn merger with Sprint Corporation; this deal will create the second largest wireless carrier in the US. In Silicon Valley, James Metz handled CH2M Hill’s £3.3bn sale to Jacobs Engineering Group, while David Taub in Los Angeles assisted Energy Transfer Equity and Energy Transfer Partners with its $1.8bn subsidiary sale to USA Compression Partners. Michelle Carpenter is ‘a true pleasure to work with and leaves no stone un-turned’; also based in Los Angeles, she advised Impact Biomedicines on its $7bn acquisition by Celgene Corporation. Also recommended are Washington DC-based Adam Kestenbaum, who has experience of equity transactions in the oil and gas sector, and associates Nikhil Kumar in Washington DC and Jordan Salzman in New York. Vice chair of the global tax department David Della Rocca also has a particular focus on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

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