As executive employment attorneys, we help our clients, whether in finance, higher education, media or the other industry sectors we serve, negotiate their most important employment agreements, when they are hired, when they are promoted or changing responsibilities, and when they are... Read More
When asked by some reporter the secret of his success, Hall of Fame pitcher Lefty Gomez famously replied, “Clean living and a fast outfield.”
As executive employment lawyers, the foundation for our clients’ success, if somewhat less colorful than that of the... Read More
After almost half a century as a practicing lawyer, I am skeptical of justice in the abstract. In my experience, justice is achieved in particular situations through detailed effort, care and attention to individual facts, which is why I am waiting to... Read More
“The life of the law” wrote legendary Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. in The Common Law (1881), “has not been logic, it has been experience.” More than half a century ago, in his book The Historical Foundations of the Common... Read More
Congratulations and best wishes to our client, Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, currently the Stephen Harris professor in the School of Engineering and professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, who has been appointed Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at... Read More
"You gotta know the territory!!"
---- Meredith Willson's The Music Man
Our executive employment law and compensation practice serves senior executives in a variety of both for-profit and not-for-profit settings, including finance, industry, media, foundations and private offices,... Read More
“Never guess, Watson. It is a shocking habit -- destructive of the logical faculty.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put these words in the mouth of his immortal detective Sherlock Holmes. They should be engraved on the tablets of all executive... Read More
As executive employment attorneys dealing with compensation issues for university and college presidents, we were aware of the pressures on presidential compensation even before the global pandemic. These pressures come from below and above.
From below, the faculty is critical that the... Read More
Congratulations and best wishes to our client Dr. Mathew B. Johnson, who has been appointed the 17th President of Albion College.
We were privileged to represent Dr. Johnson in his presidential contract negotiations.
You are a CEO, senior vice president or managing director in finance, media, industry or academia.
You have been asked to meet with HR with your immediate supervisor in attendance and told that the company is “going in a different direction.” You... Read More