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Rebecca Liu

Fax +1.312.827.8000
Rebecca Liu is an associate in the firm’s Chicago office. She focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation, with a complementary focus on labor, employment, and workplace safety matters.

Ms. Liu has substantial experience drafting and reviewing equity and incentive plans and a variety of employment-related agreements. Ms. Liu also advises clients on the design, administration, and public disclosure of executive compensation arrangements, such as disclosures required under securities laws for annual proxy statements. Ms. Liu is also experienced addressing employee benefits issues in the context of corporate transactions, including with respect to Internal Revenue Code Sections 162(m), 280G, and 409A.

Through the firm’s pro bono practice, Ms. Liu has gained experience in the areas of prisoner’s civil rights and Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act.

Professional Background

Prior to transferring to our Chicago office, Ms. Liu was a litigation associate in the firm’s Los Angeles office, and has experience working on a range of legal matters as a litigator, including construction contracts (involving owners, prime contractors, subcontractors, and insurers), trademarks, copyrights, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), class certification, and contractor licensing issues.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • LAGBAC (The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago)
  • LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • Advised companies in a variety of fields (including renewable energy, technology, biomedical, and AI companies) on all employee benefit and executive compensation issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions, such as treatment of outstanding equity awards and benefit plans maintained by the surviving corporation, and complex issues under Internal Revenue Code Sections 280G and 409A.
  • Designed, modified, and implemented equity compensation plans and award agreements for public and private companies, including consulting, financial services, technology, biomedical, AI, industrial manufacturing, and mining companies.
  • Advised companies (including energy, energy finance, financial services, technology, biomedical, and AI companies) on individual executive compensation arrangements.
  • Drafted and advised on executive compensation disclosures in proxy statements and various forms for financial services, distribution, packaging, industrial manufacturing, AI, and biomedical companies.