Regina Couto

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Regina Couto is an associate in the Firm's Chicago office. Her practice deals with international equity plans, executive compensation and employee benefits.

Practice Focus

Ms. Couto advises companies on the design and implementation of their equity compensation plans, tax compliance and exchange control issues.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Counseled numerous multinational corporations on the tax and regulatory aspects of offering US equity plan globally.
  • Counseled multinational computer software corporation on the tax and regulatory aspects of implementing its employee stock purchase plan globally.
  • Advised multinational companies in connection with the tax and legal effects of corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate transactions on outstanding equity compensation awarded to employees outside of the US.
  • Counseled a multinational pharmaceutical company with employee communications regarding treatment of equity compensation upon the sale of its European subsidiaries.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals - Member


  • Illinois~United States (2014)


  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D. magna cum laude) (2014)
  • DePaul University College of Law (Licencee magna cum laude) (2014)
  • Northern Illinois University (B.S.) (2010)
  • Northern Illinois University (B.S.) (2010)


  • English
  • Portuguese