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Stephen Jacobson

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Work Department

Executive Compensation and Benefits




Stephen’s practice focuses on a wide range of compensation and benefit matters. He has extensive experience advising clients in the design, implementation, and administration of executive compensation and general employee benefit arrangements. This involves counseling clients in connection with the structuring and negotiation of employment agreements, separation agreements, and change in control arrangements with senior executives, as well as providing advice regarding the applicable tax, securities law, corporate governance, and disclosure implications of all types of equity and cash-based incentive plans and arrangements.

United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

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

Vinson & Elkins LLP's employee benefits and executive compensation group has ‚Äėthe right mix of substantive knowledge, pragmatism and people skills to successfully resolve even the thorniest of legal issues'. ‚ÄėExcellent counsellor‚Äô David D‚ÄôAlessandro¬†heads the team¬†and is advising RSP Permian on its $9.5bn all-stock sale to Concho Resources. In the energy sector, Houston‚Äôs Stephen Jacobson¬†handled the benefits arrangements of Talos Energy‚Äôs $2.5bn merger with Stone Energy Corporation. Other significant matters saw Houston‚Äôs Shane Tucker¬†handling Sailpoint Technologies Holdings‚Äô $240m IPO on the NYSE, and Brian Bloom¬†advising Altagas on its $6.4bn merger with WGL Holdings. Clients singled out¬†Katherine Mull¬†for her ‚Äėgreat experience and market knowledge‚Äô, and also rate associate Gina Hancock¬†as ‚Äėextremely hardworking, knowledgeable and responsive‚Äô. Other energy-sector clients include Noble Midstream Partners, Paragon Offshore and Quintana Energy Services. Named partners are based in Dallas unless otherwise stated.

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