Sara E. Schlau focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

Ms. Schlau regularly advises public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, on the employee benefits and compensation aspects of corporate transactions, and has experience in:

  • Executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions, financings, initial public offerings, and other corporate transactions
  • Representation of employers and executives in the negotiation, design and administration of employment agreements, separation agreements, severance and change in control arrangements, deferred compensation programs, and equity and other incentive compensation plans and arrangements
  • Public company representation, including preparing proxy materials and securities filings related to executive compensation matters

Ms. Schlau’s recent representative experience includes:

  • Representation of a global pharmaceutical company in its US$40.5 billion sale of its global generic pharmaceuticals business
  • Representation of a global telecommunications company in its US$5.5 billion acquisition of a telecommunications company
  • Representation of a global biopharmaceutical company in its US$880 million acquisition by a global pharmaceutical company
  • Representation of the underwriters in the IPO of common stock of a global pharmaceutical company
  • Representation of a global pharmaceutical company in its IPO of common stock

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 2014
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 2009
    cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English