Heather Brookfield focuses her practice on the design and maintenance of executive compensation plans and the executive compensation issues that often accompany IPOs, M&As, and other corporate transactions. Heather counsels public and private companies of all sizes regarding equity and incentive compensation plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, employment agreements, tax-qualified retirement plans, and severance programs. Working closely with her clients, she also addresses legal, regulatory, and governance issues involving the Internal Revenue Code, securities laws, stock exchange listing standards, institutional investor voting policies, and ERISA.
Heather also represents executives individually in employment agreement negotiations, and assists in the representation of senior management teams in leveraged buyout transactions.
New York University School of Law, 1998, J.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Chambers USA (2019)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Employee Benefits (ERISA Law), US News/Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms (2019)
Secretary of the Board, The CCC Foundation, dba The Oak Tree Foundation