Overview

Stephen Jacobson is an executive compensation partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He advises public and private companies, private equity firms and their portfolio companies on a wide range of employment, executive compensation and employee benefit matters, including in connection with complex business transactions.

Stephen regularly advises clients on structuring and implementing equity and cash-based incentive plans as well as the applicable tax, securities law, corporate governance and disclosure implications of those arrangements.

Stephen also represents clients in negotiating employment, separation and incentive agreements.

In the most recent edition of Chambers USA, he was lauded by clients as possessing “a great business mind” and for being “informed on current industry trends” and providing “invaluable guidance.” Another client cited Stephen as someone who is “very practical and (who) can deal with sticky issues.”

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Recognition

Chambers USA, Up and Coming, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Texas: Houston & Surrounds), 2021 

The Legal 500 U.S., Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans (Transactional), 2016, 2018–2021

Law360, Rising Star, 2019

Certified Public Accountant, State of Texas

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, Houston Bar Association

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Board of Directors, The Friends of West University Place Parks Fund, Inc.

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas

Education

  • Tulane University Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2007
  • Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of BusinessB.S., Accountingsumma cum laude2004