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Katrine Magas

Senior Counsel

Katrine Magas is a senior counsel in the Tax Department and a member of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group.

Katrine works with public and private companies on their executive compensation arrangements and employee benefit plans both on day-to-day matters and in connection with corporate transactions or financings. In her practice, Katrine provides expertise on complex tax issues arising under Internal Revenue Code Section 280G, 409A and 162(m). She also assists clients in designing, implementing and administering short- and long-term cash and equity incentive plans.

Katrine also represents individual executives related to employment, equity and separation agreements.

Before joining Proskauer, Katrine worked in Ernst & Young’s People Advisory Services, Reward group, focusing on executive compensation and global equity matters arising in financial services organizations. After graduating from law school, Katrine served as a judicial law clerk for Justice Nancy M. Saitta of the Supreme Court of Nevada.

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Arbitrator Should Decide Whether NY or CA Law Applies

A California court has ruled that an arbitrator (not a judge) should decide on the applicability of California Labor Code Section 925 to a dispute between a law firm partner and his former law firm. Zhang v. Superior Court, 2022 WL 16832570 (Cal. Ct. App. 2022).  This ruling potentially undermines the protections of Labor Code … Continue Reading
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