Holly Bauer advises clients at all stages of corporate development on their most challenging compensation, employee benefits, and employment matters.

Ms. Bauer combines creative problem-solving with impeccable judgment to guide clients on all aspects of:

  • Complex corporate transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, and initial public offerings
  • Public and emerging company representation on ongoing executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including employment arrangements, proxy materials, and securities filings related to executive compensation
  • Global equity or cash-based incentive plans, deferred compensation plans, and health and welfare plans

Drawing on her prior corporate law experience, Ms. Bauer approaches each matter with a sophisticated understanding of the corporate and securities law aspects of executive compensation and benefits.

A recognized leader at the firm, Ms. Bauer is Global Chair of the EEO Review Committee and previously served on the Women Enriching Business (WEB) Committee.

Ms. Bauer’s experience includes representing:

  • Advantage Solutions
  • Aerovironment
  • Avidity Biosciences
  • ChemoCentryx
  • Crinetics Pharmaceuticals
  • Essex Property Trust
  • Extra Space Storage
  • GATX
  • Golden Entertainment
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals
  • Mercury General
  • NextGen Healthcare
  • OmniAb
  • Playtika Holding
  • Prometheus Biosciences
  • Sempra Energy
  • SkyWest
  • Topgolf Callaway Brands
  • Viasat
  • WD-40
  • Zentalis
  • Zogenix

Bar Qualification

  • California


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