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Mr. Downing is a partner in King & Spalding’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice, advising employers on a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefit matters. Mr. Downing advises employers on how to design, implement and maintain their executive compensation and employee benefit programs on a global basis.  Mr. Downing’s expertise includes executive compensation programs, retirement programs, health and welfare programs, fringe benefit programs and their related governance considerations. Mr. Downing has experience counseling clients on public and private company executive compensation matters, including the governance, securities, employment and tax law considerations involved in offering omnibus, multi-jurisdictional equity compensation programs. 

Mr. Downing advises employers on the executive compensation and employee benefits considerations in mergers and acquisitions and public listings, as well as post-transaction integration and implementation of executive compensation and employee benefit programs.  Because Mr. Downing has expertise covering the full scope of executive compensation and employee benefit programs on a global basis, he serves as a single point of contact for such matters, delivering efficiency and value to multi-national employers.

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Credentials

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, magna cum laude

B.A., University of Minnesota

Illinois

American Bar Association

Loyola University Chicago School of Law Alumni Association;

University of Minnesota Alumni Association (Chicago Chapter)

Next Generation Partner, Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design


Legal 500, 2020

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Next Generation Partner, Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design


Legal 500, 2020

Matters

Mr. Downing advised a multi-national employer on the design, implementation and management of a global equity program, including 27 country specific addenda, securities registrations and disclosures and tax implications.

Mr. Downing advised an employer on resolving regulatory disputes for a multi-jurisdictional pension scheme.  The advice covered multiple, country specific regulators and included coordinating the interests of the employer with the interests of the scheme’s trustees.

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Mr. Downing advised a multi-national employer on the design, implementation and management of a global equity program, including 27 country specific addenda, securities registrations and disclosures and tax implications.

Mr. Downing advised an employer on resolving regulatory disputes for a multi-jurisdictional pension scheme.  The advice covered multiple, country specific regulators and included coordinating the interests of the employer with the interests of the scheme’s trustees.

Matters

Mr. Downing advised a multi-national employer on the design, implementation and management of a global equity program, including 27 country specific addenda, securities registrations and disclosures and tax implications.

Mr. Downing advised an employer on resolving regulatory disputes for a multi-jurisdictional pension scheme.  The advice covered multiple, country specific regulators and included coordinating the interests of the employer with the interests of the scheme’s trustees.

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Matters

Mr. Downing advised a multi-national employer on the design, implementation and management of a global equity program, including 27 country specific addenda, securities registrations and disclosures and tax implications.

Mr. Downing advised an employer on resolving regulatory disputes for a multi-jurisdictional pension scheme.  The advice covered multiple, country specific regulators and included coordinating the interests of the employer with the interests of the scheme’s trustees.

Credentials

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, magna cum laude

B.A., University of Minnesota

Illinois

American Bar Association

Loyola University Chicago School of Law Alumni Association;

University of Minnesota Alumni Association (Chicago Chapter)

Next Generation Partner, Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design


Legal 500, 2020

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Recognition

Next Generation Partner, Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design


Legal 500, 2020