Michelle Carpenter > Latham & Watkins LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

Latham & Watkins LLP
LOS ANGELES, CA 90071-1560
United States

Work Department

Michelle Carpenter is a partner in the Tax Department of Latham & Watkins’ Los Angeles and Orange County offices. Ms. Carpenter advises clients on a broad range of compensation arrangements and benefit plans and in a variety of industries, with extensive experience working with public and private companies.


Tax Partner



Lawyer Rankings

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

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.