Michelle Carpenter is a partner in the Tax Department of Latham & Watkins’ Los Angeles and Orange County offices and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Ms. Carpenter advises clients on a broad range of compensation arrangements and benefit plans and in a variety of industries, with extensive experience working with public and private companies.
Ms. Carpenter focuses her practice on:
- Counseling on employee benefits and compensation aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings, IPOs, spin-offs, and other corporate transactions
- Structuring various types of executive compensation arrangements, including employment agreements, separation / severance agreements, equity compensation arrangements, and deferred compensation programs
- Preparing executive compensation disclosures for proxy statements and other securities filings
- Counseling on tax, securities, ERISA, and corporate law issues as they relate to executive compensation and employee benefits arrangements
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Carpenter served as an extern for Judge Gary Allen Feess in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Ms. Carpenter is fluent in Swedish.