Jamie Klang

Jamie Klang




Jamison is an associate in the Benefits and Compensation practice group. He advises clients on ERISA, tax and related issues affecting qualified and non-qualified benefit plans as well as executive compensation arrangements. He assists clients in strategically drafting stock incentive plans and all related SEC disclosures. He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to advising both public and private companies on compensation and benefits issues that arise in transactions.

Education & Admissions

Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., Taxation, 2007), Certificate in Employee Benefits

University of Notre Dame (J.D., 2003)

Baylor University (B.M., Violin Performance, 2000)


  • California
  • Minnesota


Representative Work

  • Advises employers on executive compensation programs including plan drafting and compliance with regulations under Sections 409A and 162(m).
  • Assists clients in establishing, amending and correcting all types of tax qualified retirement plans.
  • Works with clients to manage the treatment of equity awards and other M&A compensation issues such as Section 280G compliance (golden parachute analysis).
  • Assists clients in drafting or correcting employment agreements and deferred compensation programs for Section 409A compliance.
  • Advises on proper income and employment taxation and reporting for deferred compensation and equity compensation.
  • Advises employers on the impact and implementation of regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform).
  • Advises clients on the equity plan aspects of securities law filings such as proxy proposals to increase plan share pools, CD&As and stock option exchange programs.

News & Resources


Under New IRS Section 162(m) Guidance, Many Common Arrangements will not Retain Grandfathered Status
Investing in Cannabis: Residency Requirements at a Glance
Tax Reform to Impact Compensation Deduction Claimed by Foreign Private Issuers
Sessions Rescinds US DOJ Guidance Regarding Marijuana Law Enforcement
California Opens Applications for Temporary Cannabis Licenses
Unexpected Risks of Early Exercise ISOs
Now’s the Time to Review Compensation Arrangements Relating to Unvested Rights
Immediate Action Required for Employers that Provided Transit Benefits to Employees in 2014
Preparing for the 2015 Proxy Season
Supreme Court Rejection of Duty of Prudence Presumption—What Does it Mean for Retirement Plans?
IRS Begins 409A Audit Initiative
"M&A Alert: Potential US Tax Issues on Employee Severance and Bonus Payments" (co-author)
Year-End Retirement Plan Notice and Compliance Dates
Minnesota Employers Need to Review Payroll Practices Based on Legislature’s Failure to Conform State Tax Law to Federal Tax Law

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Advises Briefing Media in Strategic Investment and Global Partnership with Urner Barry
Dorsey Represents Vascular Solutions, Inc. in Acquisition by Teleflex Incorporated
Dorsey & Whitney Represents Entone in Acquisition by Amino
Dorsey & Whitney Represents Porch.com, Inc. in Preferred Stock Offering
Dorsey’s California Offices Continue to Add Key Talent
Dorsey Advises Kodiak in Whiting Oil & Gas Deal

Select Presentations

  • “Payroll Issues of Domestic Partners and Same-Sex Spouses,” Lorman Seminar, 2013, 2014 and 2015

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Blockchain & Digital Assets
  • Capital Markets
  • China
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Executive Compensation
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare
  • Indian & Alaska Native
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
Jamie Klang