Scott is a partner in the executive compensation and employee benefits group of Fenwick. His practice emphasizes the compensation issues that arise in connection with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and corporate governance matters. He also specializes in serving high technology, life sciences and software clients in designing and implementing executive compensation, equity compensation and other compensation arrangements. He is an expert on Section 409A and golden parachute matters. Scott represents numerous executive officers of technology, life sciences and software companies in contract negotiations.
He is the former Chair of the Subcommittee on Executive Compensation of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee of the ABA Business Law Section and the Subcommittee on the Federal Securities Regulation of the Committee on Employee Benefits of the ABA. Scott co-chairs the ALI/ABA annual Executive Compensation program. He is and has been a frequent speaker at the directors’ colleges, NASPP national conferences and other national compensation, governance, and securities law programs. Scott has also written extensively on executive compensation, corporate governance and stock compensation matters, including the Compensation Committee Best Practices.
He was named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Employee Benefits Law and recognized by Chambers USA as one of the top Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation lawyers in the U.S. and California.
“Scott Spector is praised as a ‘flexible, creative and intellectual thinker’ in the employee benefits space. He is well known for his experience representing technology companies in the compensation issues related to their transactional and corporate governance matters.”
Education & Admissions
New York University School of Law
J.D., Tulane University
B.A., Tulane University
Admitted to practice in California
“Scott Spector is outstanding—he provides high-quality, practical advice, and is clearly knowledgeable about employee benefits and executive compensation for high-tech public companies.”