Employment-related challenges can present some of the most important, and sensitive, issues that our clients face. I help them manage those matters by leveraging my experience as a litigator, transactional lawyer and advisor. Together, my colleagues and I provide highly practical, commercial advice and resolve sensitive employment matters efficiently and effectively.
Partner — Executive Compensation & Benefits
I enjoy coming to work each day and practicing as an executive compensation attorney. I feel that is reflected in the work that I produce, the relationships I have with my clients, and my interactions with the team I work with at Vinson & Elkins.
I love the intricacy of the tax code, and the fact that everything I do is like a little puzzle. I take the facts and I take the law and I say, 'How do I fit these together to get the best result for the client?' It can be challenging, but it’s always interesting. I’m helping people get the business deals that they want done in a timely, effective and efficient manner.
Clients look to us to provide unparalleled guidance and judgment when board control and the strategic direction of a company are at stake. When there’s no time to look up answers, our highly skilled team of shareholder activism specialists has the unique ability to hit the ground running, overcome obstacles, and drive successful outcomes.
My passion is working with smart people who have good ideas in the tech space. I enjoy advising emerging companies with cool technology; I can see what they’re trying to accomplish and help them get there in the best way possible, whether it’s growing their business, raising money or ultimately selling their business. I understand what the client is asking for because I’ve also been the client.
While our primary goal is effectively representing our client, structuring financing for a renewable energy project requires a consideration of everyone’s objectives. Regardless of the form of investment, successful project financings are essentially partnerships that must deliver value to all involved.