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Michael T. Frank

Michael T. Frank

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA


Mike Frank stands out in the fast-paced Technology, Media, and Telecoms sector for his clear, practical, and sound advice on executive compensation and employee benefits issues.

He focuses his practice on advising clients on the compensation and benefits aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers and spin-offs. He counsels clients on the design and implementation of non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, including Section 409A rules and on the proxy disclosure of public company compensation information.

Mike also helps companies with issues related to their equity-and cash-based incentive programs. His clients have ranged from Fortune 500 companies to emerging growth companies both public and private.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Mike was a partner in the Palo Alto office of a global law firm, heading the firm's Compensation, Benefits, and ERISA practice group.

Representative experience

  • Represented the acquirer in a US$20bn telecommunications acquisition.*
  • Represented the acquirer in a US$8bn Internet security company acquisition.*
  • Represented a cloud computing company in a US$300m going private transaction.*
  • Represented a 10-person executive team in a US$400m cross-border sale of a data security company.*

Awards and rankings
Employee Benefits (ERISA), Best Lawyers in America, 2018
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (California), Chambers USA, 2015-2017
Employee Benefits, Super Lawyers, 2010-2017
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Legal 500 US, 2015

Education and Admissions
Education
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1995
A.M., Stanford University, 1991 B.A., with honors, Grinnell College, 1989

Memberships
National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
Western Pension Benefits Conference

Bar admissions and qualifications
California

Michael T. Frank is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Overview of Select Employee Benefit Issues Related to Transactions Involving Privately-Held Businesses - Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2017, Monday, June 26, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2018, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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