Biography

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. Scott represents numerous chief executive officers of technology companies in contract negotiations.

Among his current and previous clients are:

  • Fitbit
  • GoPro
  • Cisco Systems
  • ServiceNow
  • Facebook
  • Wordday
  • Symantec
  • Refin

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 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.

Scott is Member of the State Bar of California.

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