Alston & Bird LLP
Mike Stevens is a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. He focuses on executive compensation matters, with a particular emphasis on tax, securities and corporate governance issues relating to stock plans, incentive compensation arrangements, executive employment agreements and deferred compensation. Mr. Stevens frequently advises clients with respect to executive compensation issues relating to mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
Mr. Stevens is a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of matters relating to executive compensation, corporate governance and securities aspects of benefit plans. He has served on the faculty of the Institute of Applied Management and Law and has spoken for numerous organizations, including the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, the National Center for Employee Ownership, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, and the National Investor Relations Institute.
Mr. Stevens received his J.D., with distinction, from Emory University School of Law in 1993, where he was an editor of the Emory Law Journal, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received the Lexis Excellence in Writing Award. He received his undergraduate degree, with high honors, from Emory University in 1990, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.