James E. Kim

Managing Director & Head of San Francisco Office


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San Francisco, CA
P: 415.659.0202

James Kim joined the firm in 1998. During his tenure he has advised over 200 companies across a wide range of industries. He is also a frequent speaker at national conferences, including those sponsored by the American Bar Association, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Relevant Experience

  • Total Compensation Reviews
  • Strategic Incentives
  • Specific Plan Reviews
  • Restructuring Services
  • Competitive Comparisons
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • "Intermediate Sanctions" Reviews
  • Ownership Programs
  • Director Compensation
  • Equity Incentives
  • Performance Measurement
  • Regulatory Services
  • Private Companies/Pre-IPO
  • Globalization
  • Shareowner Voting Issues

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

Event | October 27, 2015
San Diego, CA

Best Practices in Communicating a New/Complex Award to Executives
By James E. Kim, Managing Director & Head of San Francisco Office

Event | July 17, 2015
Seattle, WA

How Disruptive Forces Are Changing Ways Companies Do Business
By James E. Kim, Managing Director & Head of San Francisco Office

Event | October 9, 2012
New Orleans, LA

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: How to Ensure Your Pay Practices Pass
By James E. Kim, Managing Director & Head of San Francisco Office

Event | February 9, 2010
Palo Alto, CA

Key Compensation Issues in Turbulent Times
By James E. Kim, Managing Director & Head of San Francisco Office

Publications

Alert | February 25, 2010
SEC and RiskMetrics Group Seek Greater Explanation of Compensation Risk Assessments in 2010 Proxy Statements
By Michael R. Marino, James E. Kim
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Research Report | January 1, 2006
The January 2006 Fair Value Transfer Survey
By Jeffrey M. Kanter, Alexa Kierzkowski, James E. Kim, Steven Knotz, Michael Reznick, Eric Winikoff, David Yang
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Research Report | September 1, 2005
The 2005 Director Compensation Survey
By Steven Knotz, Alexa Kierzkowski, James E. Kim, Michael Reznick, Eric Winikoff, David Yang
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Research Report | August 1, 2005
The 2005 Top 250 Survey
By Edward D. Graskamp, Alexa Kierzkowski, James E. Kim, Steven Knotz, Michael Reznick, Eric Winikoff, David Yang
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