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Kristy L. Fields

Kristy L. Fields Senior Associate, Executive Compensation & Benefits

Kristy’s practice focuses primarily on executive compensation and benefits. Her practice involves designing, negotiating, implementing, and administering a variety of executive compensation and benefits arrangements, including executive employment agreements, severance agreements, change of control plans, and deferred compensation arrangements, as well as equity-based compensation vehicles and incentive plans. She also advises public and private companies on compensation and benefits issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and a wide range of other transactions, domestic and international. Additionally, Kristy counsels publicly traded clients with respect to proxy statement disclosure and shareholder approval issues involving compensation arrangements for officers and directors.

Experience Highlights

  • Chisholm Oil and Gas in its strategic combination with Gastar Exploration to create a leading STACK E&P company
  • Direct Energy in its $300 million sale of Clockwork, a home services franchise platform, to Authority Brands
  • Clovis Point Capital in its growth equity investment in RIVS.com, a provider of interview technology
  • Berry Petroleum Corporation in its $183 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • Clovis Point Capital in its acquisition of Cirruspath, a leading provider of sales enablement software 
  • Energy Transfer Partners in the $60 billion merger with Energy Transfer Equity in a unit-for-unit exchange
  • Talara Capital Management in its $75 million line of equity commitment to Crescent Pass Energy Holdings 
  • Wishbone Energy Partners, LLC in the $300 million sale of its North Central Basin Platform assets located primarily in Southwest Yoakum County, Texas and East Lea Country, New Mexico, to Ring Energy, Inc. 


Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.3385
F +1.713.615.5536
kfields@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
Local time: 9:29 AM
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Kristy's Practices

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013 (Senior Executive Editor, New York University Law Review)
  • Sam Houston State University, M.A., Forensic Clinical Psychology, 2008
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., Cognitive Science, 2006
  • Admitted to practice: Texas; New York