Jaqueline Tokuda is an associate in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she specializes in employee benefits and compensation. Her practice focuses on the representation of public and private companies and individuals in executive compensation and employee benefits matters.
Jaqueline provides advice on the design and administration of equity-based compensation programs (such as stock option, restricted stock, performance-based awards, and other equity arrangements, as well as option exchange and repricing programs); employment, consulting, retention, severance, change in control, and deferred compensation arrangements; and the associated tax (including Sections 409A and 280G), accounting, ERISA, and securities law implications.
She regularly assists public companies with corporate governance and compliance matters such as those related to executive compensation disclosures, employee communications, and public announcements. Prior to attending law school, Jaqueline was an investment banker in the technology group at Credit Suisse First Boston in Palo Alto, California.
She also has worked as an investment banker in the real estate securities division of Paine Webber in New York, New York. From 2011 to 2012, Jaqueline temporarily left WSGR to help co-found a business with family.
- J.D., Boston College Law School, 2006
- Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 2005-2006
- B.S., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1999
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- Member, American Bar Association
- State Bar of California
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