James D. C. Barrall

Former Global Co-Chair, Benefits & Compensation Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

James D. C. Barrall

James D. C. Barrall

Former Global Co-Chair, Benefits & Compensation Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

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James D. C. Barrall
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355 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
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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 specializes in:

Executive compensations
Corporate governance
Employee benefits
Compensation related disclosure and regulatory matters

He is regularly interviewed and quoted by such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Agenda, The Conference Board, BloombergLaw, Compliance Week and Corporate Secretary.

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.

Mr. Barrall is a member of the Board of Advisors of the UCLA School of Law and Founding Chair of the UCLA Law Firm Challenge. 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 has more than 35 years of experience in representing companies, Compensation Committees and Boards of Directors in designing, documenting, negotiating and disclosing all types of executive compensation and employee benefits plans and arrangements in various contexts.


Bar Qualification

California

Education

JD, UCLA School of Law, 1975
BA, University of California, Davis, 1972

Practices

Benefits, Compensation & Employment
Corporate Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Public Company Representation

Media Coverage
Make Disclosure Documents Easier for Investors to Understand, Speakers Say
Say-on-Pay Votes Change, Enhance Role of Proxy Advisory Firms, Many Agree
Firms Retooling Compensation Practices Rewarded With Positive Say-on-Pay Votes
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News
Medicis Pharmaceutical Advised in its $2.6 Billion Acquisition by Valeant
Latham & Watkins Advises National Semiconductor in its Acquisition by Texas Instruments for Approximately $6.5 Billion
Latham Advises Qatar Telecom (Qtel) Q.S.C. on US$2.75 Billion Bond Offering
Thought Leadership
Corporate Governance Commentary (February 2013 Issue)
Executive Compensation and the Utility of Peer Groups: Key Take Aways
Update on Proxy Vote Injunction Lawsuits and Investigations
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Webcasts & Podcasts
2013 Proxy Season: What You Should Know as You Draft Your Proxy Statement and Prepare for Your Annual Meeting
Preparing for More Shareholder Engagement
Thoughtful Pay Planning in a Say-on-Pay World
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Number of Awards

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James D. C. Barrall
Former Global Co-Chair, Benefits & Compensation Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP
Career History
Global Co-Chair, Benefits & Compensation Practice
Prior - 2020

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.

Political Donations
Transactions
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Playtika Ltd. /Private Group, Shanghai Yunfeng Investment Management Co. Ltd., CDH Investments Management (Hong Kong) Ltd., Hony Capital (Beijing) Co. Ltd. purchase Playtika Ltd. from Caesars Holdings, Inc.

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

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

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
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