David Della Rocca

Co-Chair, Global Benefits & Compensation Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP

David Della Rocca

David Della Rocca

Co-Chair, Global Benefits & Compensation Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP

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David Della Rocca is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and is Co-chair of the global Benefits and Compensation Practice Group. He is a member of the Tax Department, focusing on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. Mr. Della Rocca represents public and private clients in the design and drafting of equity-based and other incentive compensation arrangements. In particular, he regularly designs stock option plans, employee stock purchase plans, deferred compensation plans and various other types of incentive compensation plans and arrangements and advises clients with respect to tax, securities and corporate law issues that arise in connection with the establishment and administration of such plans.

Mr. Della Rocca represents numerous clients with respect to benefits issues in corporate mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, initial public offerings and other corporate transactions, and he regularly represents employers and executives in connection with the negotiation of executive employment agreements. Mr. Della Rocca's practice also includes advising companies on matters affecting tax-qualified retirement plans and health and welfare programs.

Mr. Della Rocca is a member of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. He has been recognized in the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list. He is also regularly recognized by The Legal 500 US, and a recent edition specifically listed him as “particularly skilled in the tax aspects of benefits and executive compensation.”

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Co-Chair, Global Benefits & Compensation Practice Group at Latham & Watkins LLP
Education
LLM
Class of 1998

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

JD
Class of 1996

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located in Hempstead, New York. Founded in 1970 and accredited by the ABA in 1971, the school offers a JD, a joint JD/MBA degree, and LL.M degrees in American Law (for foreign law graduates) and Family law. Hofstra Law School is located on the southern portion of the 240-acre (0.97 km2) Hofstra University campus, in Hempstead, New York. The school was renamed to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in September 2011.

BS
Class of 1993

Located in the historic village of Geneseo in the upstate Finger Lakes region, the State University of New York at Geneseo is a premier public liberal arts college with a rich tradition of academic excellence. We are dedicated to developing socially responsible citizens with skills and values for a productive life.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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The National Association of Stock Plan Professionals is committed to providing services to its members that will enrich their professional skills, further their professional knowledge and, in general, enhance the stock plan profession at every level. The Association provides opportunities for education, networking and information exchange through its national office, local chapters and national and local conferences. Members are professionals whose responsibilities are related, directly or indirectly, to stock plan administration and design. The Association strives to provide leadership in helping members to develop effective business and work practices for the benefit of themselves and their companies or firms; assist members in achieving and maintaining the highest professional standards; and, where and when appropriate, act as an advocate for the membership on significant issues affecting the stock plan industry.

Career History
Co-Chair, Global Benefits & Compensation Practice Group
Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

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Airbnb, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity), Net Health Systems, Inc., Level Equity Management LLC, Silversmith Management LP purchase Tissue Analytics, Inc.

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Francisco Partners Management LP, Evergreen Coast Capital Corp. purchase LogMeIn Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
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