Barbara R. Mirza



Executive Compensation and Benefits

Los Angeles

T: 1.213.687.5614

F: 1.213.621.5614


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Barbara Mirza advises clients with respect to issues relating to executive compensation and employee benefits. Her practice focuses primarily on senior-level executive compensation matters, both in the context of corporate transactions and on an ongoing basis. She has worked with clients ranging from start-ups to multinationals across multiple industries, and she has extensive experience advising public companies, private companies and partnerships. In addition to her years of experience at Skadden, Ms. Mirza worked for four years in the compensation and benefits consulting practice of one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, advising senior executives and boards of directors with respect to the tax and risk implications of executive compensation programs and employee benefits arrangements. She has lectured to industry groups on various tax and benefits topics, including equity compensation issues in a changing economy, the implications of health care reform, and the risks and opportunities that arise when taking a company public.


"The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on Executive Compensation: A 2012 Perspective Live Webcast," The Knowledge Group, LLC, July 23, 2012

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New York


LL.B., University of Toronto, 1995 (Co-Editor-in-Chief, Law Review)

B.A., Queen’s University, 1992 (First Class Honours)