Nicolas Deguines

Nicolas D. Deguines

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Nicolas Deguines is an associate in our Firm's Employment and Compensation Practice Group and is based in our San Francisco office. He focuses on executive compensation and employee benefit matters. He has been ranked as a Rising Star in Northern California by Super Lawyers for 2023 and 2024.

Practice Focus

Nicolas advises US and non-US public and private companies on all aspects of the design, administration, governance and implementation of equity and incentive compensation plans and other executive compensation arrangements.

Nicolas also advises on a wide range of benefits issues, including design, implementation, operation and termination of tax-qualified retirement plans. He assists with all aspects of regulatory compliance associated with employee benefit plans and regularly advises clients on ERISA's fiduciary duties. He also has helped clients correct benefit plan defects through DOL and IRS voluntary correction programs.

Professional Honors

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employee Benefits, Super Lawyers, 2023-2024


  • Oregon~United States (2023)
  • California~United States (2021)


  • University of California, College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly University of California, Hastings College of the Law) (JD) (2020)
  • University of Portland (BA Political Science) (2016)