Paula Fleckenstein


My experience as a business executive gives me a unique perspective. I understand the challenges our clients face and balance legal risk with positive business outcomes.

Paula Fleckenstein focuses her practice on a variety of executive compensation, equity compensation and employee benefit issues. She often advises clients on compensation issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, including equity treatment, 280G “golden parachute” compliance and the issues between existing and proposed compensation arrangements. She designs and implements equity and incentive compensation plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, employment and severance agreements, change in control plans and other compensation arrangements for both private and public companies. She also helps publicly held clients with the disclosure of compensation arrangements in public filings and corporate governance matters related to executive compensation.

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  • Bento Box Agrees to Sell to Fiserv 

  • Meredith Agrees to Sell TV Broadcast Group to Gray Television for $2.8 Billion 

  • OpsGenie Sells to Atlassian 

  • The Carlyle Group Buys Majority Stake in HireVue 

  • Autolus – $173 Million IPO 


  • George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
    JD, magna cum laude, 2017

  • University of Maryland
    BS, Accounting
    cum laude

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