Perkins Coie recruits Wendy Moore into its executive compensation practice

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Perkins Coie has announced that Wendy Moore has joined the firm’s Corporate practice and Tax, Benefits & Compensation subgroup as a partner in the Palo Alto office. 

Wendy focuses on advising both public and private companies on the securities, corporate, employment and tax issues that arise in her executive compensation practice. Due to her diversified practice, she will work closely with a number of the firm’s practices, including Emerging Companies & Venture Capital, Corporate & Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions.

“Many of our attorneys have worked with Wendy for years, and we’ve long admired her exceptional work and strong reputation among peers in the industry,” said Bob Mahon, Chair of Perkins Coie’s Tax, Benefits & Compensation subgroup. “She brings nearly two decades of executive compensation and corporate governance experience to our team, and we are thrilled to have her on board.” 

Wendy regularly guides clients through all stages of the corporate life cycle. She counsels emerging company clients on equity compensation structures, developing employment, equity, bonus, severance, negotiating executive agreements on behalf of employers and deferred compensation and chance of control agreements.

“Wendy is a well-respected attorney in the Bay Area and by the national bench, whose executive compensation experience blends well across various practices, including the firm’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice,” said Lowell Ness, Perkins Coie’s Palo Alto Office Managing Partner. “Her background and deep local roots make her a tremendous fit with our team. As part of the Venture Law Group back in the day, Wendy also has deep expertise representing startup companies.”

Wendy was previously a partner at Jones Day and earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.


Attorneys in Perkins Coie’s Tax, Benefits & Compensation practice focus on advising publicly traded, privately held and tax-exempt entities on a broad range of international, federal, state and local tax matters and on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation matters. The firm regularly assist clients with a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, restructurings, financings, real estate transactions, ERISA plan asset investments, workforce reductions and securities disclosures. Perkins Coie’s integrated approach to serving the tax, benefits and compensation needs of its clients also extends to practitioners in many other disciplines, such as corporate, securities, employment and litigation.

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