Rory D. Lyons

Rory Lyons has extensive experience in all aspects of executive compensation affecting public and private companies. Rory advises senior executives and boards of directors on employment and change-in-control agreements, the design and implementation of stock and incentive plans, and benefit and compensation issues raised in connection with mergers, acquisitions, and other changes in capital structure. Rory's practice also includes a wide range of general business tax matters, including advising publicly held and privately held corporations on the tax aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, joint ventures, and other major corporate transactions. Rory coordinates the tax and employee benefit activities for Jones Day's Atlanta Office and acts as one of the leaders for Jones Day's Firmwide Executive Compensation Practice.

Rory's representative clients include Babcock & Wilcox, Cardinal Health, Cumulus Media, Diebold, Eastman Chemical, Flowers Foods, Georgia Gulf, Macy's, Sempra Energy, and SunPower. [1]