James D. C. Barrall

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

James D. C. Barrall

James D. C. Barrall

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

Biography

Jim Barrall is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins and is the global Co-chair of the firm's Benefits and Compensation Practice. Mr. Barrall's practice focuses on:

Executive compensation
Corporate governance

Compensation related disclosure and regulatory matters
Employee benefits

He is a nationally recognized expert in the field and is regularly interviewed and quoted by such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg BNA, Agenda, Boardmember, Corporate Secretary and C-Suite.

Mr. Barrall is a frequent author, contributing editor and lecturer on executive compensation, corporate governance, disclosure and other regulatory matters. He is a co-author of the chapter on extensions of credit to directors and officers in the American Bar Association's Practitioner's Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He is also a frequent author of Director Notes on various compensation and governance topics for The Conference Board and is a regular contributor of posts to The Conference Board’s Governance Center Blog. Mr. Barrall has lectured at the UCLA Law School, the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Barrall is a member of the Board of Advisors of the UCLA School of Law and of the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Inner City Law Center, a non-profit provider of legal and other services to the homeless and underserved on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.

Mr. Barrall has more than 35 years of experience in representing companies, compensation committees and boards of directors on executive compensation, corporate governance and related disclosure matters.

Media Coverage

"Activists Score (Mostly) Symbolic Victories at Bank Annual Meetings" American Banker (2015)
"Boards Should Review Director Compensation Limits" Agenda, a Financial Times service (2015)
"ISS's Equity Plan Scorecard Is a Pillar Too Far" Agenda, a Financial Times service (2015)
"SEC Decision Could Tighten Rules on Executive Pay" Daily Journal (2015)
"SEC Set to Approve CEO Pay-Gap Disclosure Rule" The Wall Street Journal (2015)
"Seven Predictions for Boards in 2015" Agenda, a Financial Times service (2015)
"This New Rule Could Reveal the Huge Gap Between CEO Pay and Worker Pay" The Washington Post (2015)
"Funds Get Active Over Director Pay" The Wall Street Journal (2013)
"Sector Is Same, But Pay Gap Is Big for Some CEOs" The Wall Street Journal (2013)
"Wal-Mart Ties Compliance With Executive Pay" Agenda, a Financial Times service (2013)

Recent Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Director Compensation," 21st Annual Stanford Law School Directors' College, 2015
Speaker, “Executive Compensation Litigation Update,” ABA Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & Section 16 Subcommittee, 2014
Panelist, “Proxy Trends and How to Think About Investors,” The Conference Board, Council of Chief Legal Officers, 2014
Panelist, “What’s a Good CEO Really Worth?” The Wall Street Journal, JournalCast, 2014
Speaker, “Equipping the Board of the Future,” National Association of Corporate Directors, 2013
Speaker, “Spreecast: What’s the Matter With CEO Pay,” CFO Journal, 2013

Overview
RelSci Relationships

2726

Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

1

Contact Data
Trying to get in touch with James D. C. Barrall? Subscribe today to access their professional contact information and receive a one time promotion of free Contact Data credits!
Relationships
RelSci Relationships are individuals James D. C. Barrall likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Global Chair, International Tax Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chair, Corporate Department at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chair, Health Care & Life Sciences Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Former Chief Financial Officer at Inner City Law Center

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Managing Partner at Paul Hastings LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Paths to James D. C. Barrall
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
James D. C. Barrall
Former Global Co-Chair, Benefits & Compensation Practice at Latham & Watkins LLP
Career History
Global Co-Chair, Benefits & Compensation Practice
Prior - 2020

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.

Political Donations
Transactions
Details Hidden

CDH Investments Management (Hong Kong) Ltd., Hony Capital (Beijing) Co. Ltd., Shanghai Yunfeng Investment Management Co. Ltd., Playtika Ltd. /Private Group purchase Playtika Ltd. from Caesars Holdings, Inc.

Details Hidden

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. purchases Allergan Plc /Generic Drug Bus from Allergan Plc

Details Hidden

Allergan Plc purchases AqueSys, Inc. from SV Health Investors LLP, Rho Ventures, The Innovation Factory LLC, Accuitive Medical Ventures LLC, Longitude Capital Management Co. LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Other Affiliations

James D. C. Barrall is affiliated with Latham & Watkins LLP

This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by James D. C. Barrall. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of James D. C. Barrall's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and James D. C. Barrall.