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Ropes & Gray LLP
BOSTON, MA 02199
United States

Work Department

Tax & Benefits; Executive Compensation




Renata Ferrari is a partner in our tax & benefits department in Boston and the head of the firm’s executive compensation practice group. She advises clients on executive compensation, equity-based and other incentives, deferred compensation, severance plans and other compensatory and benefits arrangements.

Renata also advises on the application of securities and tax laws to executives and employers and corporate governance matters. Her practice also includes a focus on compensation and benefits-related issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1998; cum laude
  • AB, Harvard College, 1994; cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading lawyers)

Renata Ferrari Ropes & Gray LLP

Noted for its stellar expertise in the life sciences, healthcare and financial services sectors, the team at Ropes & Gray LLP acts for private equity firms and public companies in high-end M&A, such as advising a leading biotech company in the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of its $11.5bn sale to a major competitor.. In the firm’s Boston office, practice co-leader Loretta Richard focuses on ESOP transactions, while fellow co-leader Renata Ferrari has considerable experience in handling the executive compensation, disclosure and shareholder-related aspects of IPOs. Based in New York, Alexandra Alperovich advises private equity firms, such as Harvest Partners, in high value acquisitions, while Joshua Lichtenstein specializes in ERISA Title 1 mandates. Jennifer Rikoski is another key member of the team and operates from the firm’s office in Boston.