Alisa J. Baker

San Francisco, CA

"Alisa J. Baker is a partner at Levine & Baker LLP, where she specializes in counseling executives on compensation-related matters. She is the author of two books on equity compensation: The Stock Options Book (11th Ed.: 2010) and The Law Of Equity Compensation (2006). A prolific writer, her articles have appeared in publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal to the Journal of Taxation, and she is a frequent contributor to on-line and print journals in her field. Speaking engagements have included numerous appearances before industry groups including the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, the National Center for Employee Ownership, the E-Trade Business Solutions Group and the Society for Human Resources Management. Alisa was a founding member of the CEPI Board of Advisors, currently serves on the MyStockOptions Board of Advisors, the NCEO Stock Option Advisory Board and the editorial board of the Journal of Employee Ownership Law and Finance, and served for many years on the Board of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. Alisa received her B.A., M.A and M.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where she was an associate editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.

Executive Compensation
Expert Witness

Alisa J. Baker is a nationally recognized expert on equity compensation who is a frequent writer and speaker on on issues related to her practice. She is the author of two books on equity compensation, The Law of Equity Compensation (2006) and The Stock Options Book (13th Ed. 2012). Ms. Baker's articles are featured regularly on the award-winning on-line site MyStockOptions. com and she has been quoted in, and sourced by, such news outlets as the San Jose Mercury News, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Recorder, and Bloomberg News. Ms. Baker has provided expert services in numerous actions related to equity plan construction and interpretation, both individual and class-based.