Kimberly B. Wethly

Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Kimberly B. Wethly

Kimberly B. Wethly

Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Biography

Kimberly Wethly is a seasoned attorney who is recognized for her extensive experience in all aspects of executive compensation, including applicable tax, corporate securities and accounting issues. Ms. Wethly represents both public and privately held companies' boards of directors and compensation committees and corporate executives. She also advises the firm's corporate clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, formation, financings, restructurings and public offerings. Ms. Wethly's proficiency encompasses equity compensation, nonqualified deferred compensation, incentive plans, and executive, retention, severance and change-in-control agreements.

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Publications

Notable publications by Ms. Wethly include "Best Practices for Option Grants by VC-Backed Companies,” published as a WilmerHale Email Alert and later published in Bloomberg Law Reports; "Structuring Stock Options and Severance Payments after Section 409A," published in the Venture Capital Review; and "Stock Option Pricing Issues for Private Companies: Our Recommendations in Light of Section 409A and Recent AICPA Guidance," published as a WilmerHale Email Alert.

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Kimberly B. Wethly
Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1997

Boston College Law School was founded in 1929 at 11 Beacon Street in downtown Boston, the first dean, Dennis Dooley, envisioned a law school with a social conscience as well as an analytical mind. From its earliest days, Boston College Law School had a reputation for toughness and high standards. It won accreditation from the American Bar Association in 1932, just three years after its founding, joining the Harvard, Yale, and Boston University law schools as the only ones in New England to attain such a distinction.

BA in Philosophy, magna cum laude
Class of 1993

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

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Partner
1997 - Current

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has expertise in areas including trial, appellate, Supreme Court, securities, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate transactions, bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, private client, real estate, and tax matters.

Political Donations
$250
2009

Government Affairs at Pax Labs, Inc.

$250
2008

Former President of United States

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Stealth BioTherapeutics Corp. issued USD American Depository Shares

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Entasis Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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PTC Therapeutics, Inc. purchases Agilis Biotherapeutics, Inc.

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