Shearman & Sterling announced today that Gillian Emmett Moldowan has joined the firm in New York as counsel in the Compensation, Governance & ERISA Group.
Moldowan comes to the firm from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft where she was special counsel in the corporate group. Prior to that, she was counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell in the executive compensation group.
Moldowan advises on compensation and benefit arrangements, including equity-based incentives, deferred compensation and employment, retention and severance arrangements, with emphasis on disclosure and issues arising in M&A transactions and securities offerings. She represents executives and employers on the applicability of federal securities law, tax law and general employment-related matters. She also regularly counsels clients on proxy disclosure, Section 16 and corporate governance matters and the negotiation of executive employment arrangements.
“We are pleased to welcome Gillian to the firm. Her experience advising on compensation and benefit matters will be of great value to our clients,” said Doreen Lilienfeld, head of Shearman & Sterling’s Compensation, Governance & ERISA Group. “She will fit in well with an already strong team that helps clients stay at the forefront of key legal and regulatory developments in today’s fast-changing world.”
“Shearman & Sterling is a firm that is extremely well-regarded within the marketplace and has a robust compensation, governance & ERISA practice,” said Moldowan. “I look forward to working with many talented lawyers as we serve our clients’ needs.”
Shearman & Sterling’s Compensation, Governance & ERISA practice counsels business enterprises, boards and individuals on key aspects of executive compensation and benefits from an integrated, multidisciplinary point of view. The group provides critical support on nearly every firm transaction, including acquisitions, bankruptcies, capital market transactions and financings. With members in New York, California, Paris and London, the firm’s global reach enables the group to service multinational matters seamlessly.