John B. Shannon

Alston & Bird LLP

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West Peachtree Street Northeast 1201
Atlanta 30309 GA US

John Shannon is a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. He focuses on all aspects of executive compensation, including tax, securities, accounting and corporate governance issues that directly impact executive pay arrangements.

He regularly advises public and private clients with respect to equity-based and other incentive compensation arrangements, nonqualified deferred compensation and executive employment, separation and change-in-control agreements.

Mr. Shannon has significant experience in tax and securities issues relating to executive compensation, including proxy and 8-K disclosure of executive compensation arrangements, Section 16 reporting and insider trading regulation, 10b5-1 plans, Section 162(m), and deferred compensation regulations under Section 409A.

He regularly advises clients on compensation matters relating to M&A deals and other corporate transactions, including analysis and strategy with respect to 280G golden parachute rules.

Mr. Shannon received his J.D. degree in 1995 from Vanderbilt University, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Shannon was a senior tax specialist with KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Shannon earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, in accounting in 1990 from Southern Methodist University.


  •  Vanderbilt University (J.D., 1995)
  •  Southern Methodist University (B.A., 1990)

Bar Admissions :  Georgia


  • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
  • State Bar of Georgia, Employee Benefits Section


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West Peachtree Street Northeast 1201
Atlanta 30309 GA US
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