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

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1995
  • BA, University of Southern California, 1991