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Linda E. Rappaport

Linda E. Rappaport

Shearman & Sterling LLP

New York, NY, USA


LINDA RAPPAPORT is a Partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York City.  She is a former Practice Group Leader of the Compensation, Governance & ERISA/Private Client Group as well as a founding member of the firm’s Corporate Governance Advisory Group.   Her practice focuses on all aspects of executive compensation and benefits, including corporate, securities and tax laws, and related corporate governance and regulatory matters. She has broad experience in the design and implementation of executive incentive programs, and in the negotiation and preparation of executive employment contracts and severance arrangements, with particular emphasis on the financial services and entertainment industries.  Her practice also encompasses all compensation, benefits and related governance issues associated with corporate acquisitions, divestitures, public offerings, restructurings and bankruptcies.

Ms. Rappaport has a special focus on the representation of global, U.S. and non-U.S. companies and their Boards of Directors and Compensation Committees in corporate governance matters, including CEO succession, public disclosure and executive compensation.  She also represents individual executives of public companies and private enterprises.

Active in lecturing, she is the author of numerous articles on a variety of corporate governance and executive compensation issues.  She has been ranked Band 1 for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation: New York in Chambers USA since 2007.

Ms. Rappaport has been a partner of the firm since 1985.  She has served 3 terms as an elected member of the firm’s Policy Committee through 2014 and has been a member of the firm’s Executive Group. She is also a founding member and adviser of the firm’s Women’s Initiative For Success, Excellence and Retention (“WISER”) as well as a member of its Diversity Committee and the firm’s Hiring Partner.  Before joining the firm in 1979, she was a Law Clerk to Chief Judge James S. Holden, U.S. District Court of the District of Vermont, from 1978 to 1979.

Linda E. Rappaport is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The Work of Comp Committees — Doing It Is Increasingly Difficult; Criticizing It Is Increasingly Commonplace - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2017, Friday, March 10, 2017
Regulation of Proxy Solicitations - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration - Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Compensation Committees: Best Practices - Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Tuesday, December 05, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Work of Comp Committees — Doing It Is Increasingly Difficult; Criticizing It Is Increasingly Commonplace - The Work of Comp Committees — Doing It Is Increasingly Difficult; Criticizing It Is Increasingly Commonplace, Friday, March 10, 2017
Regulation of Proxy Solicitations - Regulation of Proxy Solicitations, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration - New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration , Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Compensation Committees: Best Practices - Compensation Committees: Best Practices , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts The Work of Comp Committees — Doing It Is Increasingly Difficult; Criticizing It Is Increasingly Commonplace - The Work of Comp Committees — Doing It Is Increasingly Difficult; Criticizing It Is Increasingly Commonplace, Friday, March 10, 2017
Regulation of Proxy Solicitations - Regulation of Proxy Solicitations, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration - New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration , Wednesday, September 20, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Work of Comp Committees — Doing It Is Increasingly Difficult; Criticizing It Is Increasingly Commonplace - The Work of Comp Committees — Doing It Is Increasingly Difficult; Criticizing It Is Increasingly Commonplace, Friday, March 10, 2017
Regulation of Proxy Solicitations - Regulation of Proxy Solicitations, Tuesday, July 18, 2017
New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration - New World Order – SEC Developments Under the Trump Administration , Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Compensation Committees: Best Practices - Compensation Committees: Best Practices , Tuesday, December 05, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2017, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, New York, NY
Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, New York, NY
Hot Issues in Executive Compensation 2017, Thursday, September 21, 2017, New York, NY
Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, December 06, 2017, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Shearman & Sterling LLP, Client Publication, Compensation, Governance & ERISA, Nasdaq Golden Leash Disclosure Rule Approved by SEC (July 15, 2016) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Shearman & Sterling LLP, Client Publication, Compensation, Governance & ERISA, The Re-Proposed Rule on Incentive-Based Compensation at Financial Institutions: Overview and Observations (May 5, 2016) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Shearman & Sterling LLP, Client Publication, Compensation, Governance & ERISA, The SEC’s Final Pay Ratio Rules: What You Need to Know (August 10, 2015) - Understanding the Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Columbus, OH
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