From complex cross-border transactions to exclusively local deals, clients rely on Shearman & Sterling’s vast international network to help accomplish their business goals. The firm has approximately 850 lawyers in 21 offices around the world, and its lawyers come from some 80 countries, speak more than 60 languages and practice US, English, EU, French, German, Italian, Hong Kong, OHADA and Saudi law. They also practice Dubai International Financial Centre law and Abu Dhabi Global Market law.
With more than 600 attorneys worldwide, Kilpatrick Townsend serves clients throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, bringing expertise in intellectual property, litigation, and corporate transactional matters. Our integrated connectivity gives us the accessibility required to successfully handle our clients’ complex national and international interests, while creating the best solutions worldwide.
Kilpatrick Townsend’s lawyers are fully engaged in the success of the firm's clients. A passionate focus on client service is the foundation of our success – from hiring multinational, cross-industry, and cross-practice area talent to meeting existing and anticipated client needs, to instilling in every employee a commitment to exceptional client service.
Gillian Emmett Moldowan is counsel in the Compensation, Governance & ERISA practice.
She advises companies, boards of directors, executives and investors on compensation and benefit matters, including equity-based incentives, deferred compensation programs and employment, retention and severance arrangements. Her practice focuses in particular on issues that arise in securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions transactions. She regularly counsels clients on disclosure, corporate governance, trading rules (including Section 16) and the negotiation of executive employment arrangements. Gillian also advises on the applicability of federal securities law, tax law and general employment-related legal issues.
Ed Olifer is the Managing Partner of Kilpatrick Townsend's Washington, D.C. office. He advises companies and their boards on a broad range of SEC disclosure compliance matters, mergers and acquisitions, capital formation transactions, and complex corporate governance issues. He advises public companies on SEC reporting and proxy disclosures. He also helps clients strategically prepare for their annual meetings of shareholders, including with respect to shareholder engagement and responding to shareholder proposals. In addition, he advises on corporate governance matters and best practices, including board independence issues and governing documents, such as bylaws, committee charters and board policies.
Mr. Olifer regularly represents a variety of companies in the financial services industry, including publicly and privately owned financial institutions, mutual member-based financial institutions, credit unions, start-up/de novo entities and investment banking firms. He has extensive experience in counseling clients on financial institution regulatory and compliance matters, and advises clients regarding federal and state charter selection and conversion options and procedures.