Adam L. Kestenbaum

Adam Kestenbaum, partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. He advises on all types of compensation arrangements and benefit plans and in a variety of industries, with extensive experience working with oil and gas companies and master limited partnerships.

As a member of the Tax Department, Retirement Committee and global Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice, Mr. Kestenbaum works with public and private companies, private equity sponsors and executives, with particular focus on:

  • Compensation and benefits issues in that arise in corporate mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, financings, spin-offs and other corporate transactions
  • Negotiating and drafting executive employment and separation agreements
  • Designing incentive and equity-based compensation programs and deferred compensation plans
  • Preparing executive compensation disclosures for proxy statements and other securities filings
  • Counseling on tax, securities, ERISA and corporate law issues as they relate to executive compensation and employee benefits arrangements

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Kestenbaum served as a law clerk to then-Vice Chancellor, now Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr. of the Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court.