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Linda E. Rappaport

Linda E. Rappaport

Shearman & Sterling LLP

New York, NY, USA


Linda Rappaport is Of Counsel 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 partner 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. 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 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.

Active in lecturing, she is the author of numerous articles on a variety of corporate governance and executive compensation issues.

Ms. Rappaport became a partner of the firm in 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 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:
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
2018 Proxy Season—Quick Reference Guide (December 7, 2017) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
Delaware Supreme Court Limits Stockholder Ratification Defense for Director Compensation Decisions (December 21, 2017) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment 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
Compensation Committees –There Must Be More to Life Than Just Pay Ratio                                  - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio 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
Compensation Committees –There Must Be More to Life Than Just Pay Ratio                                  - Compensation Committees –There Must Be More to Life Than Just Pay Ratio                                  , Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts 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
Compensation Committees –There Must Be More to Life Than Just Pay Ratio                                  - Compensation Committees –There Must Be More to Life Than Just Pay Ratio                                  , Tuesday, April 17, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg 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
Compensation Committees –There Must Be More to Life Than Just Pay Ratio                                  - Compensation Committees –There Must Be More to Life Than Just Pay Ratio                                  , Tuesday, April 17, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 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
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 23, 2018, New York, NY
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