Baker & McKenzie practitioners from the Firm's highly regarded Global Equity Services (GES) Practice will speak and exhibit at the 24th Annual Conference of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP), scheduled for October 24-27, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The conference is the leading event for stock and executive compensation professionals.

"Stock-based compensation continues to be an area of concern for multinationals, as regulators and other groups have increased scrutiny of executive compensation matters," said Valerie Diamond, Chair of the Firm's GES Practice and NASPP Executive Advisory Committee Member. "We're honored to participate in the 24th NASPP Annual Conference."

Ms. Diamond will be presenting on the panel, "Around the World in 60 Minutes: Key International Updates," with GES Partner, Brian Wydajewski. GES partners Narendra Acharya, June Anne Burke, Denise Glagau, Barbara Klementz and Aimee Soodan will also be speaking at the conference.

In addition to presenting on the latest developments in global equity, GES will be showcasing several innovative client offerings at the Conference, including our free mobile app that provides information on the key tax, securities, exchange control, labor and data privacy issues around the world. GES also will highlight our blog, "The Global Equity Equation," which provides engaging analysis on the most pressing trends affecting the design, implementation, and maintenance of equity-based global compensation programs.

Baker & McKenzie's GES practice works with multinational employers to design, implement, and maintain equity-based compensation programs for their global employees, consultants, and directors. GES lawyers also have extensive experience with the global ramifications of adjusting and converting the rights under outstanding options or other equity awards, the use of replacement awards in corporate transactions, and the cancellation of equity awards for cash or merger consideration, as well as how global equity plans are impacted if they are assumed by a new issuer by means of a merger, acquisition, or spin off.  

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