Liz concentrates on compensation and employment benefits matters for technology companies. She advises clients on compensation issues, compliance and best practices with respect to corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and public company compensation and reporting matters. Liz also works with clients on the design and implementation of compensation plans, including compliance with related tax and securities laws.

In 2020, The Best Lawyers in America named Liz to its Ones to Watch list for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.

    Liz has served as Vice Chair of the Federal Securities Regulation Subcommittee of the Executive Compensation Committee of the ABA Business Law Section since 2017.

    Prior to Fenwick, Liz was in-house executive compensation and benefits counsel for Adobe Systems.

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    • Representative Transactions
      • Imperva’s $2.4B acquisition by Thoma Bravo
      • Workday’s $1.55B acquisition of Adaptive Insights
      • Cray’s $1.5B acquisition by HPE
      • Cisco Systems in multiple acquisitions, including its $1.4B acquisition of Jasper Technologies and its $700M acquisition of Acano
      • Facebook in multiple acquisitions, including its $1B acquisition of Instagram
      • Shutterfly’s $825M acquisition of Lifetouch
      • Amazon.com’s $583M acquisition of Souq.com
      • Scopely’s $250M acquisition of FoxNet Games
      • Smartsheet’s $174.5M IPO
      • Arcutis’ $159.4M IPO
      • Alteryx’s $126M IPO
      • Redfin’s $138.5M IPO
    • Publications
      • ABA Tax Section “2019 Executive Compensation Update” (October 2019)
      • ALI CLE Conference on “Executive Compensation in the IPO Process” (June 2019)
      • ABA JCEB Webinar “Essentials for the Benefits Practitioner: Demystifying Executive Compensation” (April 2019)
      • ABA JCEB Government Invitational (Panel moderator regarding Dodd-Frank and Executive Compensation) (May 2018 and 2017)
      • ABA JCEB Webinar “Nuts and Bolts of Executive Compensation” (October 2017)
      • ABA JCEB Government Invitational (Panel moderator regarding Dodd-Frank and Executive Compensation) (May 2018 and 2017)
      • ABA JCEB Webinar “Nuts and Bolts of Executive Compensation” (October 2017)
      • “Compensation Alert: SEC Issues Final CEO Pay Ratio Rule” (Bloomberg BNA, September 2015)

    Representative Clients

    • Alteryx
    • Amyris
    • Carta
    • Chegg
    • Cisco Systems
    • Cloudera
    • Dexcom
    • DocuSign
    • Facebook
    • Glu Mobile
    • Imperva
    • KalVista
    • Redfin
    • Smartsheet
    • Symantec
    • Veracyte
    • Workday

    Education & Admissions

    J.D., Hastings College of Law

    B.A., English Literature
    Northwestern University

    Admitted to practice in California

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