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Oleg Zakatov is a senior counsel in the Tax Department and a member of the Firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group.

Oleg earned his J.D. from Cornell University Law School, where he was a general editor of the Cornell Law Review. He earned his B.A. from New York University.

Oleg advises clients on a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefits matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, spin-offs, initial public offerings, financings and other corporate transactions. He also assists clients in designing and implementing compensation plans and agreements as well as advising companies and officers on disclosure obligations under federal securities laws.  In his practice, Oleg provides expertise on complex tax issues arising under Internal Revenue Code Sections 83, 280G, and 409A.

Prior to joining Proskauer, Oleg was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

proskauer benefits brief podcastIn this episode of The Proskauer Brief, Kate Napalkova, special employee benefits and executive compensation counsel, and associate Oleg Zakatov discuss potential pitfalls that lurk in employment agreements and other employee compensation arrangements. Specifically, they will focus on key contractual provisions that employers should incorporate into any document that includes a confidentiality covenant. Employers should be sure to tune in to see why involving your in-house team and outside executive compensation and employment counsel to regularly audit employment agreements, employee handbooks, independent confidentiality and IP assignment agreements, and other company policies is always a good idea.

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