Hope Spencer

Hope Spencer, Jones Walker Law Firm, New Orleans, Corporate and Securities Law Attorney
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Professional Biography

Hope Spencer is a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group. Her transactional practice is primarily focused on executive compensation. Ms. Spencer provides comprehensive corporate, securities, and tax advice to companies, boards, and executives on all types of employment, severance, change of control, and equity and non-equity incentive plans and arrangements. She counsels clients on SEC compliance and disclosure obligations (including Section 16 reporting and liability, Section 13 beneficial ownership reporting, insider trading restrictions, and Rule 701 offerings) and compliance with federal tax rules governing compensation (including Section 409A, governing deferred compensation; Section 280G, addressing the taxation of “parachute” payments made in connection with a change of control; and Section 162(m), limiting the deductibility of compensation paid to certain executive officers of publicly-traded companies). 

Ms. Spencer also advises clients on corporate governance issues, including issues arising under an organization’s governing documents, state corporate law, SEC rules, Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank legislation, and the listing standards of self-regulatory organizations such as the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Stock Market. 

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