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.
Known for providing practical advice, Stephen also represents management teams and executives in negotiating employment, separation and incentive agreements.
Law360, Rising Star, 2019
The Legal 500 U.S., Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans (Transactional), 2016, 2018–2020
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.
Admissions & Qualifications
- Tulane University Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2007
- Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of BusinessB.S., Accountingsumma cum laude2004