Clients rely on Vivian to help design and implement compensation systems to drive success by attracting, motivating and retaining top talent. Vivian is a dynamic member of the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group and a member of the Public Company Advisors Team.
Vivian has worked on deals in the US, UK and beyond for public and private companies and venture capital/private equity firms in numerous sectors, including technology, hospitality, health care, manufacturing, consumer goods, and banking and finance. Her experience extends to advising public companies on compensation and corporate governance issues and on the proxy voting guidelines of institutional investors and proxy advisory firms such as ISS and Glass Lewis.
Vivian also counsels companies on designing and implementing equity incentive plans and employment, severance, change-in-control and other compensation-related arrangements for both private and public companies, as well as advising clients on the tax, securities, and other federal and state law issues with respect to such plans and arrangements. Vivian is a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, is active with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and volunteers as a Stanford University alumni interviewer in the North Carolina Triad area.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Vivian L. Coates