James D. C. Barrall

Of Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP

James D. C. Barrall

James D. C. Barrall

Of Counsel at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Jim Barrall is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and is the global Co-chair of the firm's Benefits and Compensation Practice. Mr. Barrall's practice focuses on:

Executive compensation
Corporate governance

Compensation related disclosure and regulatory matters
Employee benefits

He is a nationally recognized expert in the field and is regularly interviewed and quoted by such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg BNA, Agenda, Boardmember, Corporate Secretary and C-Suite.

Mr. Barrall is a frequent author, contributing editor and lecturer on executive compensation, corporate governance, disclosure and other regulatory matters. He is a co-author of the chapter on extensions of credit to directors and officers in the American Bar Association's Practitioner's Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He is also a frequent author of Director Notes on various compensation and governance topics for The Conference Board and is a regular contributor of posts to The Conference Board’s Governance Center Blog. Mr. Barrall has lectured at the UCLA Law School, the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Barrall is a member of the Board of Advisors of the UCLA School of Law and of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Inner City Law Center, a non-profit provider of legal and other services to the homeless and underserved on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.

Mr. Barrall has more than 35 years of experience in representing companies, compensation committees and boards of directors on executive compensation, corporate governance and related disclosure matters.

Media Coverage

"Activists Score (Mostly) Symbolic Victories at Bank Annual Meetings" American Banker (2015)
"Boards Should Review Director Compensation Limits" Agenda, a Financial Times service (2015)
"ISS's Equity Plan Scorecard Is a Pillar Too Far" Agenda, a Financial Times service (2015)
"SEC Decision Could Tighten Rules on Executive Pay" Daily Journal (2015)
"SEC Set to Approve CEO Pay-Gap Disclosure Rule" The Wall Street Journal (2015)
"Seven Predictions for Boards in 2015" Agenda, a Financial Times service (2015)
"This New Rule Could Reveal the Huge Gap Between CEO Pay and Worker Pay" The Washington Post (2015)
"Funds Get Active Over Director Pay" The Wall Street Journal (2013)
"Sector Is Same, But Pay Gap Is Big for Some CEOs" The Wall Street Journal (2013)
"Wal-Mart Ties Compliance With Executive Pay" Agenda, a Financial Times service (2013)

Recent Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Director Compensation," 21st Annual Stanford Law School Directors' College, 2015
Speaker, “Executive Compensation Litigation Update,” ABA Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & Section 16 Subcommittee, 2014
Panelist, “Proxy Trends and How to Think About Investors,” The Conference Board, Council of Chief Legal Officers, 2014
Panelist, “What’s a Good CEO Really Worth?” The Wall Street Journal, JournalCast, 2014
Speaker, “Equipping the Board of the Future,” National Association of Corporate Directors, 2013
Speaker, “Spreecast: What’s the Matter With CEO Pay,” CFO Journal, 2013

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Number of Awards

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James D. C. Barrall
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Education
J.D.
Class of 1975

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

B.A.
Class of 1972

The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis) is a public teaching and research university located in Davis, California just west of Sacramento. The campus covers 7,309 acres (2,958 ha), making it the largest within the 10 campus University of California system. UC Davis also has the third largest enrollment in the UC System after UCLA and UC Berkeley. The University of California, Davis campus is the largest campus in the UC system by land area, spanning 7,309 acres (2,957.8 ha) across two counties: Yolo and Solano. Though named after the City of Davis, the campus is technically located adjacent to the City of Davis in an unincorporated part of Yolo and Solano counties. The main campus is located 15 miles (24.1 km) west of Sacramento in the Sacramento Valley, part of California's Central Valley, and is adjacent to Interstate Highway 80. The Davis campus is the only school within the UC system with an airport, just west of main campus, and is one of two UC schools with its own fire department; the other being UC Santa Cruz. The campus is also conveniently located approximately an hour away from both San Francisco and the Napa Valley and two hours from Lake Tahoe. It is also one of only three schools in the University of California system, the others being UC Berkeley and UC Irvine, with a nuclear lab.

Career History
Of Counsel
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 +
2010

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank operates as a non-profit organization that serves communities through food distribution and community development programs. It operates through their distribution network that includes charitable agency sites throughout Los Angeles County. The organization was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

$1,000 +
2009

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank operates as a non-profit organization that serves communities through food distribution and community development programs. It operates through their distribution network that includes charitable agency sites throughout Los Angeles County. The organization was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Political Donations
$200
1992
$500
1992

Former President of United States

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CDH Investments Management (Hong Kong) Ltd., Hony Capital (Beijing) Co. Ltd., Shanghai Yunfeng Investment Management Co. Ltd., Playtika Ltd. /Private Group purchase Playtika Ltd. from Caesars Entertainment Corp.

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Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. purchases Allergan Plc /Generic Drug Bus from Allergan Plc

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Allergan Plc purchases AqueSys, Inc. from SV Health Investors LLP, Rho Ventures, The Innovation Factory LLC, Accuitive Medical Ventures LLC, Longitude Capital Management Co. LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
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