Samantha Nussbaum


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Los Angeles, CA
P: 310.734.0145

Samantha Nussbaum joined the firm in 2012. She has consulted on behalf of small and large private and public companies, compensation committees, directors, and senior management on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits.

Samantha’s consulting and legal background specifically includes advising on the following matters: employee benefit and executive compensation arrangements in the context of mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings, restructurings and other extraordinary corporate events, as well as on an ongoing advisory basis; executive employment, severance, and change in control arrangements; equity incentive plans (including design and related disclosure implications); overall compensation program design; corporate governance practices; shareholder communication; risk assessments; securities laws (including SEC reporting and disclosure requirements); tax laws (including laws governing deferred compensation under Code Section 409A, deduction limitation rules under Code Section 162(m) and golden parachute arrangements); and rules governing tax-qualified retirement vehicles and the taxation of employee welfare benefits.

Prior to joining the Firm, Samantha was a senior associate, practicing attorney, at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she worked in the executive compensation and benefits department for eight years. Her legal experience also extends to general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, and finance.

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | June 16, 2017
The Knowledge Group
The Impacts of Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule on CEOs and Companies
By Samantha Nussbaum, Principal
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Event | February 24, 2016
The Knowledge Group
Adoption and Implementation Issues of the CEO Pay Ratio Rule: What You Need to Know
By Samantha Nussbaum, Principal
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Alert | October 26, 2016
SEC Releases Helpful Guidance with Respect to Application of New Pay Ratio Rule
By David Gordon, Samantha Nussbaum
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Alert | December 2, 2015
Proxy Advisory Firms Release 2016 Policy Updates
By Edward D. Graskamp, Kathryn L. Neel, Samantha Nussbaum
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Alert | August 13, 2015
SEC Finalizes CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule
By Michael R. Marino, Samantha Nussbaum, Cimi Silverberg
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Alert | June 24, 2015
Pay-Versus-Performance Disclosure - SEC Comment Letter
By Samantha Nussbaum, Louis C. Taormina
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