Mr. Kestenbaum named a Rising Star, an honor reserved for “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age."Law360 2018

Adam L. Kestenbaum

Washington, D.C.
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA

Adam Kestenbaum, partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. He advises on all types of compensation arrangements and benefit plans and in a variety of industries, with extensive experience working with oil and gas companies and master limited partnerships.

As a member of the Tax Department, Retirement Committee, and global Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice, Mr. Kestenbaum works with public and private companies, private equity sponsors, and executives, with particular focus on:

  • Compensation and benefits issues that arise in corporate mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, financings, spin-offs, and other corporate transactions
  • Negotiating and drafting executive employment and separation agreements
  • Designing incentive and equity-based compensation programs and deferred compensation plans
  • 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

Mr. Kestenbaum was recently named a Rising Star by Law360, which recognizes “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.”

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Kestenbaum served as a law clerk to then-Vice Chancellor, now Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr. of the Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court.

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