Associate (Mid to Senior Level) – Executive Compensation & Benefits
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: R002824
Pillsbury’s Tax Business Unit seeks an Associate with 3 to 7 years of experience to join its Executive Compensation & Benefits Practice Group to be based in the Austin, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, or Silicon Valley office.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with public and private employers, including start-up companies, on all aspects of the executive compensation and benefits practice, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions (including Section 280G analysis), financings, initial public offerings, executive terminations and hires, stock compensation plans and award agreements, nonqualified deferred compensation (Section 409A), general ERISA and group benefit plans, and public company reporting and disclosure obligations.
The successful candidate will be a high-performing mid to senior level associate who possesses sound judgment, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to inspire confidence, and the drive to produce high quality work and achieve outstanding results.
Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment working with attorneys locally and firmwide to provide the highest level of client service.
Committed to working extended hours as needed to meet project deadlines and business requirements. Flexibility and dedication to accomplishing tasks in a timely manner are essential for success in this role.
Interact directly with firm clients on a wide variety of highly sophisticated transactions and communicate orally and in writing.
Willingness to share experience and skill set and serve as a mentor to junior associates.
Pillsbury has one of the largest and most talented groups of compensation and benefits lawyers in the country. Recognized as a premier team nationally and internationally, our attorneys provide comprehensive guidance on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits. Over the decades, Pillsbury has advised leading private, public, not-for-profit, and governmental entities on many of their most significant and ground-breaking executive compensation and employee benefits transactions and disputes.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bachelor's degree and JD, or foreign equivalent. Will accept LLM in lieu of JD degree.
Previous or current employment with an Am Law 100 firm.
Excellent academic performance.
Outstanding analytical, research, and writing skills.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Knowledge of ethics and conduct codes which are a requirement for the practice of the law.
Admitted and in good standing as a member of the bar(s) in the jurisdiction(s) in which you will be practicing.
Pillsbury has been a long-time supporter of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The firm was among the first major law firms to promote women to partnership and the first large, national firm in the Unites States to elect a woman as its top leader. Today, DEI initiatives and programs are widespread across the firm.
Pillsbury is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our firm’s strategic plan includes a combination of internal and external initiatives. Internal initiatives are focused on, among other things, enhancing the experience of our diverse attorney population, increasing our retention and promotion rates, increasing the number of diverse attorneys in leadership roles, and increasing the number of diverse equity partners. Our employee resource groups include: (i) DiverseAbilities, serves as a resource and an advocate for employees with disabilities and their families, (ii) M.E.R.G. (Military Employee Resource Group), which supports active and retired military personnel and their families, (iii) Pillsbury Pride, a resource group for LGBTQ+ members and their allies, (iv) Black Excellence, focuses on the professional development of the firm's black business pro...fessionals, and (v) First Gen, provides support and development tools to individuals who are first generation professionals. Our business resource groups that focus on professional support and development and fostering business relationships include: (i) Women’s Impact Network and (ii) Attorneys of Color Network.
The firm’s external initiatives are focused on a number of different efforts, including: pipeline programs to provide mentoring for high school and college students while exposing them to legal careers; the development of a diversity scholarship program for college graduates entering law school; enhancing our visibility on law school campuses by educating students on the firm’s culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion, in addition to exposing them to new areas of law; being intentional about recruiting diverse lateral attorneys; and requesting a diverse candidate pool from our recruiters.
Year after year, Pillsbury’s inclusion efforts are recognized throughout the industry. Here are some examples of our accolades: Best Law Firm for Women for 13 years, 100 Best Companies for Women for 14 years, Best Companies for Dads in 2020, 100% score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ+ equality since 2006, and in 2021 Yale Law Women ranked Pillsbury the Top Firm for Racial Justice Contributions.