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Desta Hailu is an associate in the Compensation, Governance and ERISA practice. She focuses on a wide variety of compensation-related matters, particularly in connection with M&A transactions and capital markets. She regularly advises clients on corporate governance matters, securities and tax law compliance and compensation and employment arrangements.

Desta represents clients across multiple industries, including Altice USA, Inc., Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ecopetrol, the compensation committee of Fannie Mae and the board of the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan.