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Ropes & Gray LLP
BOSTON, MA 02199
United States
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Jennifer Rikoski joined Ropes & Gray in 2006, practicing in the tax & benefits and sports law departments. Jenny focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits. She represents public company and private equity clients in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, structuring management equity arrangements, negotiating employment and severance agreements, and advising on deferred compensation and other incentive programs. Jenny has successfully represented more than two dozen refugees and asylum-seekers on a pro bono basis and regularly lectures and leads trainings on immigration law and policy. Jenny serves as co-chair of the firm’s pro bono committee and as a Boston hiring partner.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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.