Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Kimberly Wethly is the chair of the Tax Practice Group and a member of the FinTech Group. She joined the firm in 1997.
Ms. Wethly has extensive experience in all aspects of executive compensation, including applicable tax, corporate securities and accounting issues. Ms. Wethly has represented both public and privately held companies' boards of directors and compensation committees and corporate executives. She advises the firm's corporate clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, spin offs, formation, financings, restructurings and public offerings. Ms. Wethly's proficiency encompasses equity compensation, nonqualified deferred compensation, incentive plans, and executive, retention, severance and change-in-control agreements.
Recent publications by Ms. Wethly include "Best Practices for Option Grants by VC-Backed Companies,” published as a WilmerHale Email Alert and later published in Bloomberg Law Reports, October 2009; "Structuring Stock Options and Severance Payments after Section 409A," published in Spring 2006 edition of the Venture Capital Review; and "Stock Option Pricing Issues for Private Companies: Our Recommendations in Light of Section 409A and Recent AICPA Guidance," published as a WilmerHale Email Alert.