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Alison Wright is a partner in the San Francisco/Palo Alto office of Baker & McKenzie LLP where her practice focuses on the tax, securities and ERISA aspects of executive and equity compensation (including nonqualified deferred compensation plans, stock compensation plans and employee stock purchase plans) and of traditional employee benefit plans — including 401(k) and other retirement plans — health and welfare plans and cafeteria plans.
AmyLynn Flood is a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Global Human Resource Services Group, where she works in the Total Compensation practice. Her practice centers on executive compensation and its related tax issues. She primarily focuses on the implementation and maintenance of global equity-based compensation plans. AmyLynn has significant experience addressing the impact of corporate restructuring (mergers, spin-off, etc) on global equity-based compensation plans. She also spends considerable time addressing domestic issues such as golden parachute payments and their related implications, deferred compensation planning, and administration of equity-based plans. Before joining PwC, AmyLynn worked at a regional accounting firm where she provided auditing and tax services to her clients.
AmyLynn is a graduate of LaSalle University and received her Masters of Science in Taxation at Drexel University. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania and co-authored articles for the “Journal of Employee Benefits” and the “Oil, Gas and Energy Quarterly” addressing employee benefit issues.
AmyLynn is a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, currently serving on the Advisory Board of the Certified Equity Professional Institute and is a member of the Leadership Team for the NYC Metro chapter of the Global Equity Organization. She also serves on the Alumni Board for LaSalle University.
Andrew is a Director in the Global Human Resource Services consulting practice of PwC. He specializes in domestic and international executive compensation planning, design and implementation. Andrew’s work includes extensive experience in the areas of global equity plan design, and implementation; global equity compliance; employment contracts; executive compensation disclosure; stock-based long-term incentives (including the design and implementation of private company and pre-IPO programs); and change in control and severance. Andrew also has experience in issues associated with merger and acquisitions, initial public offerings, spin-offs, and other corporate restructurings.
Andrew is the author of “The New SEC Disclosure Rules on Executive Compensation Disclosure: The Impact on Your Company’s Internal Policies, Procedures and Risk Management Profile” published in the hr innovations Journal, Winter 2006; “Moving Out of Uncertainty: New Trends in Equity Rewards” published in the hr innovations Journal, Winter 2006; “Regulating the Use of Stock for Compensation Purposes” published in the ACA Journal, Spring 1998; and “Stock Law” published in the WorldatWork Journal in the second quarter of 2001.
Andrew received a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and his Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Economics, magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago.
Kristin is a Manager in the Compensation and Benefits practice and is based in the San Diego office. She has 4 years of experience in the compensation and benefits arena, with areas of focus including equity compensation, deferred compensation, and golden parachutes. She also has experience consulting on stock option mispricing issues as well as transitioning companies from excel based equity compensation recordkeeping to stock administration systems. The BDO Compensation and Benefits team consults extensively with public and private companies on accounting for stock based compensation under APB 25 and ASC 718.
Kristin is a member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.