Kelly Simoneaux is a partner in Jones Walker LLP's Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Her practice focuses primarily on the corporate, tax, and securities aspects of executive compensation.
Ms. Simoneaux has extensive experience counseling public and private clients on a variety of compensation related matters, including: advising boards and management on equity-based and other incentive plans and arrangements (including annual bonus plans, stock option and restricted stock plans, phantom equity plans, and employee stock purchase plans), executive employment and change of control agreements, and deferred compensation arrangements; advising companies, directors and executives on SEC compliance and disclosure requirements (including proxy statement disclosures focused on executive compensation and corporate governance, Section 16 reporting and liability, Section 13 beneficial ownership reporting, Rule 10b5-1 plans and insider trading); and advising public companies on corporate governance matters, both from a regulatory perspective and in light of current trends and policies of institutional investors.
Ms. Simoneaux also advises companies and executives on the federal tax rules governing executive compensation (including Section 409A governing deferred compensation, Section 162(m) concerning performance-based compensation paid by public companies, Section 423 governing certain employee stock purchase plans, and Section 280G related to change of control related payments).
Ms. Simoneaux represents clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, mining, energy, oil and gas, healthcare, insurance, and telecommunications. In addition, her clients include public companies, both large, multi-national companies and smaller reporting companies, private companies and individual executives.
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