Heather Brookfield is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and ERISA/Executive Compensation practice. She specializes in all aspects of executive compensation, including the design, implementation, governance and maintenance of equity and incentive compensation plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, employment agreements, tax-qualified retirement plans, and severance programs. She has broad experience advising companies, boards and members of management on executive compensation issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, spin-offs and other corporate transactions.
Ms. Brookfield counsels public and private companies of all sizes regarding a wide range of legal, regulatory and governance issues arising under the Internal Revenue Code, federal and state securities laws, stock exchange listing standards, institutional investor voting policies and ERISA, including reporting and disclosure requirements and fiduciary responsibilities. Ms. Brookfield also represents executives and senior management teams in the negotiation of employment agreements and in the context of corporate transactions.