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Scott P. Spector

Scott P. Spector

Fenwick & West LLP

Mountain View, CA, USA


Scott Spector chairs the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Group of Fenwick & West. His practice emphasizes the compensation issues that arise in connection with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and corporate governance matters. He also specializes in serving high technology and software clients in designing and implementing executive compensation, equity compensation and other executive compensation arrangements. He is an expert on Section 409A and 162(m) matters. Mr. Spector represents numerous chief executive officers of technology companies in contract negotiations.

Among his current and previous clients are:

  • Agilent
  • Barclays Global Investors
  • Cisco Systems
  • Diamond Foods
  • Facebook
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Symantec
  • Synopsys

He is the former Chair of the Subcommittee on Executive Compensation of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee of the ABA Business Law Section and the Subcommittee on the Federal Securities Regulation of the Committee on Employee Benefits of the ABA. Scott co-chairs the ALI/ABA annual Executive Compensation program. He is a frequent speaker at the Stanford Law School Directors’ College, NASPP national conferences and often at other national compensation, governance, and securities law programs. Scott has also written extensively on executive compensation, corporate governance and stock compensation matters. He was named to The Best Lawyers in America 2012-2014 in the area of Employee Benefits Law and recognized by Chambers USA as one of the top Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation lawyers in the US and California.

Scott received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from Tulane University, in 1971 and 1974 respectively, and his Masters in Law (in Taxation) from New York University in 1975. He is a member of the state bar of California and has practiced in New York (inactive) and Illinois (inactive) bars and numerous bar associations.

Emphasis:

Mergers & Acquisitions

Equity Compensation Arrangements

Corporate Governance

CEO Contract Negotiations

Nonqualified Deferred Compensation

Proxy/Say on Pay

Scott P. Spector 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
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
Clawbacks: Lessons (to be) Learned, Thursday, May 11, 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
Clawbacks: Lessons (to be) Learned - Clawbacks: Lessons (to be) Learned, Thursday, May 11, 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
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Pay for Performance in Today’s World (January 2017) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2017, Monday, March 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2017, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, New York, NY
Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web Clawbacks: Lessons (to be) Learned - Clawbacks: Lessons (to be) Learned, Thursday, May 11, 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, Columbus, OH
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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