Barbara Klementz is the managing partner of the Firm's San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. She also leads the San Francisco/Palo Alto Global Equity Services subpractice and co-leads the San Francisco/Palo Alto Compensation and Employment Law Practice Group. She has practiced in the area of global equity and executive compensation for seventeen years and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Equity Organization. Barbara has authored several articles on global equity issues for the BNA Executive Compensation Journal, Journal of Corporate Taxation and San Francisco and Los Angeles Daily Journal, among others, and she is the author of a blog on global equity related topics called the Global Equity Equation. She is also a frequent speaker on a variety of global equity topics. Barbara has been recognized as a ranked practitioner by Chambers USA 2017. Chambers states that she "consistently delivers top-notch assistance and work product, and is a true expert in the field." Barbara is admitted to private practice in California and Düsseldorf, Germany.
Barbara focuses her practice on global equity compensation programs, employee benefits and executive compensation. She regularly advises multinational companies on implementing their equity compensation programs worldwide — particularly as it relates to tax and securities law matters and exchange control regulations. Barbara also frequently advises on the treatment of such programs in corporate spin-offs and other corporate transactions, as well as on the tax treatment of cross-border employees.