Holly M. Bauer

  • Partner
  • Eholly.bauer@lw.com
  • 12670 High Bluff Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92130
  • USA
  • T +1.858.523.5482


Holly Bauer is a partner and member of the Tax Department, and practices in the global Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits Practice.

Ms. Bauer advises a wide variety of clients on the tax, securities and corporate law aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including:

  • Corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and initial public offerings, where she advises clients on all employee benefit and executive compensation aspects, including structuring of equity arrangements, negotiation of executive employment and severance arrangements, issues regarding golden parachute taxes under Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code and deferred compensation issues under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Public and private company representation on ongoing executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including advising board compensation committees and senior executives with respect to employment arrangements, preparation of proxy materials and securities filings related to executive compensation matters
  • Benefit plan design, implementation and administration, including tax, securities and corporate law issues that arise in connection with: 
    • Tax-qualified plans
    • Non-qualified plans
    • Deferred compensation plans
    • Equity or cash-based incentive plans
    • Health and welfare plans

Thought Leadership

  • Reminder: Employers Must Report 2020 ISO and ESPP Transactions -  January 12, 2021
  • Key Compensation Items for the 2020 Proxy Season and Beyond -  January 29, 2020
  • Reminder: Employers Must Report 2019 ISO and ESPP Transactions -  December 09, 2019
  • Key Compensation Items for the 2019 Proxy Season and Beyond -  January 16, 2019
  • Reminder: Employers Must Report 2018 ISO and ESPP Transactions -  January 11, 2019
  • Compensation in the 2018 Proxy Season: Recent Shakeups Create New Challenges -  January 17, 2018
  • Reminder: Employers Must Quickly Report ISO and ESPP Transactions  -  January 10, 2018
  • The Impact of Pending Tax Reform on Executive Compensation: The Need for Deductive Reasoning -  December 11, 2017
Bar Qualification
  • California
  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1995
  • BA, University of Southern California, 1991
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • REITs
  • Tax
  • Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits