Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer - Silicon Valley - people and reward associate



Location (s):

  • United States of America
Silicon Valley


We find our lawyers choose Freshfields because of the quality and international nature of our work. We serve demanding clients, with needs in every possible corner of the world. The Silicon Valley office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is seeking an associate who has experience in executive compensation and benefits and related tax issues.


This is an opportunity to work on executive compensation, employee benefits and corporate governance, including with respect to:

  • corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.
  • ongoing executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including negotiation of employment and severance arrangements and drafting cash and equity-based incentive plans, and 
  • public company representation such as corporate governance, securities law reporting and compliance and proxy advisory and institutional stockholder voting guidelines.

We want only the best talent to join our team of more than 2,500 lawyers in 28 offices worldwide.

Life at Freshfields

We’re a global law firm with a tradition of excellence that dates back to 1743. We’re proud of that. Clients value our people and our teamwork; both set us apart. We realise we need diverse talent and skill sets from around the world to tackle the legal work we do. And we embrace difference: it makes great teams and stimulates new ideas. We’re proud of that too.

Lawyer, graduate, business services professional – whichever, you’ll join one of the world’s best law firms.   Our 27 offices cover the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Our lawyers advise clients wherever they are, wherever the problem, and wherever the transaction.
Teamwork sets us apart. Your career with Freshfields is your chance to be your best. We invest in our people and support everyone’s professional development every step of the way.

It’s a great place to work.

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Description of Ideal Candidate:

  • We recruit people from all legal disciplines, backgrounds and nationalities. Academic and technical excellence are a given, but the international nature of our work means you must speak and write English fluently.
  • Whether you're experienced or newly qualified, you must have an appetite for challenging work, a detailed understanding of the law and the ability to manage complex deals.


Deadline: As soon as possible

Cost/funding for participants:

A career at Freshfields carries a few promises. You will not be bored. You will face problems you haven’t seen before. You’ll meet interesting and friendly people, and you’ll always work in teams. Teamwork calls for a genuine interest in other people and acceptances of differences. It also means an exceptional willingness to pitch in to get the job done.

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