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Baker Botts Welcomes Robin Melman as Executive Compensation Partner in New York


NEW YORK, January 6, 2020 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading technology and energy law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of leading executive compensation lawyer, Robin Melman, as a partner in the executive compensation section in the New York office.

“The addition of Robin will enhance the strength of our executive compensation and broader corporate capabilities at a time of increasing client demand,” said John Martin, Managing Partner of Baker Botts. “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the firm and will serve a range of clients in key industries for us that include telecommunications, media & technology; energy; and private equity. We are delighted to welcome her to the firm.”

Ms. Melman joins Baker Botts from Jones Day. Her practice focuses on advising public and private companies and boards of directors on executive compensation, executive transition and corporate governance matters. She has extensive experience guiding clients through the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of various corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs, initial public offerings, and private equity and leveraged buyouts. She also has particular experience in negotiating employment and incentive compensation arrangements of management groups during deal transitions.

“Robin gives us another ‘first-chair’ partner in our executive compensation practice as we continue to grow as a firm and focus on our strengths,” said Gail Stewart, partner and firmwide executive compensation section chair at Baker Botts. “As a deeply experienced and collaborative lawyer, Robin is an ideal fit for both our clients and our firm.”

Ms. Melman graduated in 2003, magna cum laude, with a B.B.A. in Finance and Business Economics from Ohio University, and in 2006 with honors from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to begin the next chapter of my career at Baker Botts,” said Ms. Melman. “The firm is home to a leading national executive compensation practice and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to continue to provide innovative and thoughtful service to clients.”

To schedule an interview with Ms. Melman, please contact Sheena Cochran.

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