Barbara Klementz is the managing partner of Baker & McKenzie's Los Angeles, Palo Alto and San Francisco offices in California. She is the chair of Baker McKenzie’s Compensation Sub Practice Group. She has practiced in the area of global equity and executive compensation for over 18 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 2018. 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.