Jane Jeffries Jones has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in executive compensation and corporate matters. She is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group and represents many of the firm’s public securities team (PCAT) clients. Jane also has significant experience advising private equity firms, startup companies and other domestic and global companies with respect to executive compensation and related matters.

Jane’s practice involves advising clients in all areas of executive and director compensation and related corporate governance matters, including the design and administration of equity-based compensation plans, employment agreements, cash incentive plans, change in control arrangements, severance and separation arrangements, director compensation plans and nonqualified deferred compensation plans.

In addition, Jane advises clients regarding US federal and state securities laws and US federal tax laws related to executive compensation matters. She also advises boards of directors and compensation committees regarding issues related to executive compensation matters, such as director fiduciary duty issues and   corporate governance best practices.

In addition, Jane has more than 20 years of experience serving as editor of the firm’s corporate and securities client alerts program. She is also a member of the Firm’s Editorial Board, a diverse group of attorneys who provide guidance on the development and executive of Firm-wide thought leadership campaigns.

Representative Experience

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  • C-suite retention, succession and transition matters, including negotiation and preparation of CEO and other senior executive officer employment agreements, severance arrangements and related arrangements for clients in a wide variety of industries, including a leading global provider of technology products, a leading national and international food retailer and wholesaler, a regional consumer finance company, a regional bank holding company and a medical device manufacturer and distributor.
  • The design and implementation of equity-based incentive programs for clients in numerous industries, including one of the nation’s largest producers of construction aggregates, a leading national trucking company and multiple regional banks and technology companies.
  • The merger of two global semiconductor technology companies, including advising regarding implementation and integration of numerous compensation plans and arrangements.
  • The merger of two Southeastern regional bank holding companies, including implementation and integration of numerous compensation plans and arrangements.
  • The acquisition by an Australian-Canadian public client of a Canadian corporation with US mining operations, including advising regarding equity incentives, employment arrangements and US securities laws matters.

Professional & Civic Engagement

  • North Carolina Bar Association; Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP)
    • Former Board Member, NASPP Carolinas Chapter

Thought Leadership

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America (BL Rankings), Securities Regulation, Corporate Law, 2010 – Present

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