Doreen is Co-Managing Partner of the U.S. and a member of the Executive Committee. She also previously served as the Practice Group Leader for the Global Governance & Advisory Practice Group; Compensation, Governance and ERISA / Private Clients.

She focuses on a wide variety of compensation-related matters, including the design and implementation of retention and compensation plans, disclosure and regulatory compliance, and employment negotiations with senior executives. She has advised both U.S. and non-U.S. issuers on corporate governance and regulatory requirements relating to compensation and benefits matters and high profile individuals in their employment and severance negotiations.

Doreen regularly advises Altice USA, CVS Health Corporation, Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., Electronic Arts Inc., Genmab, IMAX Corporation, JetBlue Airways, Lovesac, Promethean, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, Telus International, The Chefs' Warehouse and Valvoline, amongst others in relation to regular executive compensation, disclosure and governance advice.

She has been a resident in the Frankfurt, London and Bay Area offices of the firm. She is a lecturer in Executive Compensation at the Berkeley School of Law.

Experience

Representative matters

Technology and Telecom

Altice USA, Inc., in its separation and spin-off from Altice N.V., including its initial public offering of common stock and Altice N.V. in its $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision

Citrix Systems Inc. in its acquisition of Wrike, Inc.

Hitachi in its $9.5 billion acquisition of GlobalLogic Inc.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Advisory Board, Women in Law Empowerment Forum
  • Member, Advisory Board (and two-term board member), Lawyers Alliance for New York
  • Vice Chair, Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Committee of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law
  • Member, Law360 Editorial Advisory Board for Benefits, 2022 - 2023

Awards

  • Recognized as "Corporate Governance Lawyer of the Year" International Financial Law Review (IFLR), 2023 Women in Business Law Awards.
  • Member of the Law360 Editorial Advisory Board for Benefits in 2022 and 2023
  • Elected as Fellow by the American College of Governance Counsel (2021)
  • Her Compensation, Governance and ERISA team was awarded Benefits Team of the Year by Law360 in January 2020
  • Selected as a David Rockefeller Fellow with the Partnership for New York City for 2019 – 2022
  • Winner of Euromoney Americas Women in Business Law Award for Best in Corporate Governance (2018)
  • Included in Euromoney's Women in Business Law guide for Corporate Governance (2019, 2020)
  • Included in the "Notable Women in Law" list for Corporate Governance by Crain's New York Business (2019)
  • Legal directories, such as Chambers and Legal 500 US, have named Doreen as a leader in her field
  • Winner of the Chambers Women in Law Award for Leadership in the Community (2015)
  • For the past twenty years, Doreen has spearheaded the publication of the Shearman & Sterling survey of the compensation-related corporate governance practices of the largest 100 domestic issuers

Qualifications

Admissions

New York

California inactive

Academic

Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Managing Editor, Cardozo Law Review

New York University, B.A. in Psychology with honors

Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.