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Alison Wright

Alison E. Wright

(415) 995-5083


Alison leads the firm's business section and practices employee benefits law. She focuses on the tax, securities, and ERISA aspects of executive and equity compensation – including nonqualified deferred compensation plans, stock compensation plans, employee stock purchase plans, and change in control plans as well as perquisite programs, executive employment, and severance agreements. For more than two decades, she has been advising clients regarding their traditional employee benefit plans – including 401(k) and other retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and cafeteria plans.

In addition, Alison has significant experience in assisting clients with compensation and benefits issues raised in mergers and acquisitions, consisting of golden parachute payments, COBRA responsibilities, and due diligence review. She is a member of the Board of Directors and is chair of the Brown Bag Lunch committee for the San Francisco Chapter’s Western Pension & Benefits Council, and also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Employee Ownership.


LL.M. New York University School of Law ( 1996 )
J.D. University of California, Davis ( 1995 )
B.A. Colby College ( 1989 )

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Business Section Leader

American Bar Association, Member

State Bar of California, Member

National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, Member

Western Pension and Benefits Council, Board of Directors

National Center for Employee Ownership, Board of Directors, Executive Committee

Top Women Lawyers, Daily Journal (2018)

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow (2017)