Ali is a partner at the firm’s San Francisco office. He regularly advises companies and their boards of directors and compensation committees on executive compensation matters. Ali also regularly represents companies and executives with the hiring and termination of executives, the treatment of executives in mergers and acquisitions, and the structure of cash and equity based compensation arrangements.
Recent representations include interested parties in T-Mobile's $26 billion acquisition of Sprint, VMware’s $11 billion one-time special dividend, an investor consortium’s $9 billion investment in Uber, Softbank’s $6 billion investment in WeWork, Exact Sciences’ $2.15 billion acquisition of Thrive Earlier Detection, BlackBerry’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Cylance, Asahi Kasei’s $1.3 billion acquisition of Veloxis, Red Ventures’ $500 million acquisition of CNET Media Group, the initial public offering of Uber and the proposed initial public offering of WeWork.
Recent commentary by Ali has been published by the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Bloomberg, TheCorporateCounsel.net, CompensationStandards.com and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.
Ali is a graduate of the Yale Law School and a former member of the Editorial Board of the Yale Law Journal. He holds a B.A. in mathematics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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