San Francisco, CA. Nixon Peabody is pleased to announce Karen D. Ng has been named managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office. With nearly 120 attorneys and staff, focusing on corporate law, intellectual property, real estate, labor and employment and litigation, San Francisco is one of the firm’s largest offices.
A nationally renowned employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) practitioner, Karen is the first Asian American woman to lead one of Nixon Peabody’s offices. “Diverse teams make us a better organization and enable us to provide better solutions for our clients,” said Andrew I. Glincher, CEO and managing partner of Nixon Peabody LLP. “Karen is a forward-thinking leader who cares about the firm, its people, and the clients we serve.”
Karen’s practice focuses on ERISA and employee benefits matters. She has extensive experience with the design, implementation and administration of ESOPs, pension plans, profit sharing plans and 401(k) plans and advises clients with respect to the structuring of ESOP transactions involving both closely held and publicly traded companies.
“Given San Francisco’s culture of innovation, we work with every type of business from emerging startups to iconic brands,” said Karen Ng, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office. “I am excited to lead our great team of diverse colleagues in San Francisco as we partner with our clients to move their businesses forward.”
A graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, Karen is a member of the ESOP Association and has served as a member of its Administration Advisory Committee since 1997.
Karen succeeds Thomas Gaynor, who led Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office for last three years and contributed to the expansion of the firm’s corporate practice. A co-leader of the firm’s M&A and Corporate Transactions practice, Tom will continue his focus on growing this practice in California. In his role as office managing partner, Tom oversaw the creation and development of the StartOut Growth Lab, an accelerator for LGBTQ entrepreneurs.