David C. D'Alessandro

Vinson & Elkins LLP

David C. D'Alessandro

David C. D'Alessandro

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Biography

David D’Alessandro advises companies on the implementation of executive contracts, with a particular focus on the tax and securities issues arising from executive compensation arrangements.

David counsels his clients both on day-to-day executive compensation matters as well as on executive pay issues related to mergers and acquisitions. David’s mergers and acquisitions practice consists of a mix of private equity work and public company work.

Nationally renowned in the field of executive compensation law, David has been recognized by legal publication Chambers USA and by Legal 500. He has testified before the U.S. Department of Treasury concerning the implementation of executive compensation arrangements.

David regularly counsels employers on the design of a broad range of executive compensation arrangements, including stock options, restricted stock, profits interests and other forms of equity-based compensation. He also advises on the structuring of employment, change of control, and severance agreements.

In addition, David advises employers on advanced tax and securities matters related to executive compensation, including performance-based compensation arrangements, golden parachute transactions, and 409A compliance matters.

David is an active member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals and he is a past chairman of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas.

He is a member of V&E’s Management Committee and he chairs the firm’s partnership admissions committee.

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Number of Awards

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Member
Current

Founded in 1975, SouthWest Benefits is a regional, non-profit association designed to foster relationships and support the educational growth of professionals in employee benefits. Members represent a wide range of specialties, including corporate human resources, benefit plan administration, financial management, investment counseling, third party administration, law, accounting, actuarial, and consulting. SWBA serves Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas. Membership in SWBA is not restricted by the region we serve.

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Current

The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals is committed to providing services to its members that will enrich their professional skills, further their professional knowledge and, in general, enhance the stock plan profession at every level. The Association provides opportunities for education, networking and information exchange through its national office, local chapters and national and local conferences. Members are professionals whose responsibilities are related, directly or indirectly, to stock plan administration and design. The Association strives to provide leadership in helping members to develop effective business and work practices for the benefit of themselves and their companies or firms; assist members in achieving and maintaining the highest professional standards; and, where and when appropriate, act as an advocate for the membership on significant issues affecting the stock plan industry.

Career History
Tenure Unconfirmed

Vinson & Elkins LLP provides legal services. The firm maintains civil practice, covering areas such as litigation, public policy, transaction, and energy law. The firm serves the clients including companies from the aviation, energy, financial services, health care, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1917 by James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Compensation Committee of Tax Section
Prior

The State Bar of Texas (the Texas Bar) is an agency of the judiciary under the administrative control of the Texas Supreme Court. The Texas Bar is responsible for assisting the Texas Supreme Court in overseeing all attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas. It is the fifth largest organization of lawyers in the United States. The State Bar is headquartered in the Texas Law Center at 1414 Colorado Street in Austin.

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$1,000
2010

Vice Chairman & Managing Director at Moelis & Co.

$312
2010

Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at United States Department of State

Transactions
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Talos Energy, Inc. purchases ILX Holdings LLC from Riverstone Investment Group LLC

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Talos Energy, Inc. purchases Castex Energy 2014 LLC from Castex Energy, Inc.

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Talos Energy, Inc. purchases Venari Resources LLC from Warburg Pincus LLC, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd., BlackRock Private Equity Partners, Temasek Capital Pte Ltd., Pantheon Ventures (UK) LLP, (The) Jordan Company, Kelso & Co. LP

Awards & Honors
2011
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2010
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2009
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
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