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 | October 17, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

An Introduction to Executive Compensation
By Samantha Nussbaum, Principal

Event | September 25, 2017

The Impacts of Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule on CEOs and Companies
By Samantha Nussbaum, Principal

Event | February 24, 2016

Adoption and Implementation Issues of the CEO Pay Ratio Rule: What You Need to Know
By Samantha Nussbaum, Principal
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Alert | November 28, 2017
ISS Releases Preliminary FAQs for 2018 Proxy Season
By Wendy J. Hilburn, David Yang, Samantha Nussbaum
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Alert | November 4, 2017
Proposed "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" Overhauls Taxation of Executive Compensation
By Bindu M. Culas, David Gordon, Samantha Nussbaum
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Alert | October 4, 2017
SEC Issues Significant Guidance on Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules
By David Gordon, Michael R. Marino, Bindu M. Culas, Samantha Nussbaum
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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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