Listed, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Nationally) in Chambers USA (2012)
Listed, Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation in The U.S. Legal 500 (2012)
honors + affiliations
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006–2012)
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2006–2013)
Listed, Guide to the World's Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers 2007 (Expert Guides)
- Palo Alto
2 Palo Alto Square
3000 El Camino Real, Suite 700
Palo Alto, CA 94306-2121
Zaitun Poonja is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. Ms. Poonja specializes in all areas of domestic and foreign equity compensation programs for both public and private companies. Her expertise includes U.S. tax, securities and financial accounting implications of such programs as well as foreign tax, securities, exchange control, labor law, data privacy and other legal implications related to the use of equity programs in foreign jurisdictions. Ms. Poonja also provides counseling with respect to section 16 reporting, equity compensation issues related to mergers and acquisitions, parachute tax issues and analysis, employment agreements and change in control benefit and severance programs.
Recent projects include the design and structure of option grants in over 70 countries, preparation of prospectuses and registration statements to comply with local securities laws, global analysis of option repricing/exchange programs, and design and implementation of U.S. equity programs for inbound non-U.S. entities. From Palo Alto, Ms. Poonja is part of our cross-practice Global Workforce team that provides integrated cross-border advice, counseling, and strategic planning across the spectrum of labor, employment, benefits, and immigration issues.
Ms. Poonja is admitted to practice in California.
- Stanford Law School, 1986, J.D.
- Hollins College, 1974, B.A.