Ali Nardali is a partner in K&L Gates’ Benefits, ESOPs, and Executive Compensation practice group.
Ali represents companies, compensation committees, venture capitalists, senior executives, and senior government officials on sensitive and often high-profile matters involving the compensation of senior executives. These representations include the hiring and termination of senior executives, the treatment of senior executives in extraordinary business transactions, and public disclosure and corporate governance guidance related to senior executive compensation.
Recent articles authored or co-authored by Ali include pieces published by Bloomberg, CompensationStandards.com, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, and the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (including the seminal article on using cryptocurrencies as compensation).
During 2021 and 2022, Mr. Nardali led the executive compensation legal function at a NASDAQ 100 company, assisting the company with three chief executive officer and two president transitions, an approximately 15% increase in the company's "say-on-pay" support from stockholders, and the approval of the company's first post-IPO equity incentive plan in the face of a negative recommendation from Institutional Shareholder Services.
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.