Benjamin D. Clark

Associate

bclark@cooley.com

Ben Clark focuses his practice in the areas of executive compensation and employee benefits. He frequently advises clients regarding the tax rules related to deferred compensation and parachute payments. He also regularly advises clients on the negotiation, design, implementation and termination of compensation and benefits arrangements, including executive employment and severance agreements; retention, severance and change-in-control plans; cash and equity-based incentive programs and non-qualified deferred compensation plans.

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Experience

  • Dutch Bros – $556.8 Million IPO 

  • Japan’s Paidy Agrees to Sell to PayPal for $2.7 Billion 

  • Precision Nano Sells to Danaher's Life Sciences Platform 

  • Unchained Labs Agrees to Sell to The Carlyle Group 

  • Velocity Global Expands Business with Two Strategic Acquisitions 

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Practices & Industries

Education

  • New York University School of Law
    LLM, Taxation
    2014

  • The University of Texas School of Law
    JD, with honors, 2012

  • University of Missouri-Columbia
    BA, English
    summa cum laude, 2009


Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

California

Missouri

Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

  • California Bar Association

  • Missouri Bar Association