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Jeff Walbridge


Jeff Walbridge is a partner in O'Melveny's Newport Beach office and Chair of the Tax Practice and Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Practice. He counsels clients across the country on compensation and benefits issues. In particular, Jeff regularly advises clients with respect to the design and implementation of equity-based and other annual and long-term incentive arrangements, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, employment, severance, and change-in-control arrangements, the securities laws and disclosure requirements applicable to these arrangements, and the taxation of these arrangements.

Jeff regularly advises clients on compensation and benefits issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private equity investments, and other corporate transactions. Jeff also advises boards of directors in addressing stockholder proposals regarding executive compensation matters, executive succession and transition issues, and related corporate governance matters.

Jeff’s clients include:
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Apollo Global Management
  • Edison International
  • Health Care Property Investors
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Warner Bros.
  • Western Digital
  • Yahoo!

Professional Activities

Publications,SEC Proposes New Clawback Rule,” Orange County Business Journal (with Chris Del Rosso and Wayne Jacobsen) (October 2015)

University of Southern California, J.D.: Staff Member and Editor, Southern California Law Review

University of Southern California, B.S.


SEC Issues Final Pay-Ratio Rule (Executive Compensation and Public Company Advisory Practices) 

SEC Proposes Clawback Rule (Executive Compensation and Public Company Advisory Practices)

SEC Proposes Pay-for-Performance Disclosure Rule (Executive Compensation and Public Company Advisory Practices)

SEC Order on Confidentiality Agreement Restrictions (White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations)

SEC Proposes Rules Mandating Pay Ratio Disclosure (Capital Markets)

Section 409A Transition Relief Expires December 31, 2012 (Executive Compensation)

ISS Releases the 2012 Updates to its Proxy Voting Policy (Corporate Finance/ Capital Markets)

The Health Care Reform Legislation — Impact on Employers (Labor and Employment Alert)

SEC Releases Proposed Proxy Rule Amendments (Governance and Executive Compensation Alert)

Section 409A—All Employers Must Act By December 31 (Employee Benefits Alert)

India's Fringe Benefit Tax: Common Issues (Employee Benefits Alert)