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Austin Ozawa is a partner in the Tax Department of the New York office of Latham & Watkins, where his practice focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits matters for both public and private companies and financial institutions.  Mr. Ozawa’s experience includes the negotiation and drafting of executive employment agreements, the design, implementation and administration of equity and non-equity incentive compensation plans and arrangements, and SEC and ERISA compliance and disclosure matters.


Tax Partner


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United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

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Latham & Watkins LLP counts public and private companies, financial institutions and private equity firms among its key list of clients. The bicoastal team has demonstrable capability in handling the employee benefits and executive compensations aspects of high-profile M&A, as well as IPOs. In the firm’s New York office, Bradd Williamson leads the team and frequently advises on equity and incentive compensation plans, while Los Angeles-based Laurence Seymour handles deferred compensation and golden parachute issues. ‘Top-notch executive compensation attorneyJames Metz, who operates from the Silicon Valley office, advised Airbnb in its $3.4bn IPO, and New York-based Austin Ozawa regularly acts for private equity funds, including Odyssey Investment Partners and Leonard Green & Partners. In Los Angeles, Michelle Carpenter advises on executive compensation arrangements and Washington DC-based David Della Rocca is another key member of the team.