The Legal Aspects of a Career Change
March 10, 2009
10am PST, 11am MST, noon CST, 1pm EST
The Legal Aspects of Career Transitions –a lot has changed in the past few years
Within the last six months, let alone the last decade, a lot has changed in terms of equity, compensation, employee and employer rights. Whether you are an executive in the process of leaving your employer, or are contemplating making a move to further your career—you need to be well versed in current market practices, know your rights and know what is and is not within your negotiating framework.
Executives are reluctant to discuss compensation matters publicly, especially in today’s climate. Severance, equity, compensation and employment agreements are critical but rarely discussed. Here’s your chance to build your foundation of knowledge.
In this webinar, Vikki Pachera will explore these topics with Eric Kastner to understand how he sees the world of employment law from his vantage as the managing partner at Kastner | Kim.
You’ll learn about themes and trends in severance agreements, employment agreements, offer letters, compensation and equity. We’ll discuss everything from common problems in negotiating a separation and the potential for litigation stemming from exiting a company through what to expect in terms of settlement offers—how they might be structured through the use of equity and how that’s changed substantially in the last decade.
This webcast is offered to you jointly by The Pachera Group Executive Search and Kastner | Kim LLP.
At The Pachera Group, all of our partners have been successful executives in their own right before moving into the search profession. We specialize in technology and new media markets in the search of Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Technology and General Management professionals.
Founding partners, Eric C. Kastner and Thomas T. Kim and their team of veteran transaction, employment and litigation lawyers represent leading executives in the semiconductor, software, chemical, electronics, Internet, telecommunications, multimedia, bio-medical, and venture capital, investment banking and other financial industries.
The lawyers at Kastner | Kim use the lessons learned in litigation to guide their employment negotiations on behalf of their clients, and they use their extensive knowledge of employment related negotiations to prevail in litigation— a rare and winning combination. They also provide advice to founders and boards of directors based on this same experience with employment related issues.
Throughout her 25 year career in high tech, Vikki Pachera always had a passion for talent and building teams and now has the opportunity to do that for her clients. She leverages her engineering background, as well as numerous executive roles at companies like Apple, Compaq and HP, in her work as an executive recruiter. From big brands to launching companies to sitting on the board of private and public companies, Vikki’s experience and rolodex are key to landing our clients top tier talent.
For the last thirty three years, Eric Kastner has represented company founders, CEO’s, CFO’s, other senior executives, and principals in venture capital firms in California and throughout the United States in all employment matters. He has negotiated and concluded hundreds of sophisticated employment agreements, compensation packages, stock option grants, and severance, change-of-control, and other transition-related agreements with management and their inside and outside counsel. Mr. Kastner also advises management teams of acquired companies during mergers and acquisitions.