Benjamin D. Clark

Benjamin D. Clark

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email benjamin.clark@​

Phone +1 202 637 3251

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupCorporate

Ben Clark focuses his practice on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. He frequently advises clients regarding tax rules relating to deferred compensation, the excise tax on excess parachute payments, and the limits on the deductibility of executive compensation. He also advises on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules governing executive compensation disclosure and corporate governance matters arising in the context of executive compensation.

Ben regularly advises clients on the negotiation, design, implementation, and termination of compensation and benefit arrangements, including executive employment and severance agreements; retention, severance, and change-in-control plans; cash and equity-based incentive programs; and non-qualified deferred compensation plans.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Ben was an associate at a prominent New York law firm. He received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and was a member of the Tax Law Review. Ben received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and was a member of the Texas Law Review. He received his B.A. and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Awards and recognitions


Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans (Transactions)
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2014

J.D., The University of Texas at Austin, with honors, 2012

B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, summa cum laude, 2009


Member, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia



Representative experience

Edenred in its pending acquisition of Corporate Spending Innovations.

Adobe in its acquisitions of Marketo and Magento Commerce.

Greystar Student Housing Growth and Income Fund, an affiliate of Greystar Real Estate Partners, in its acquisition of Education Realty Trust.

Intel in its acquisition of NetSpeed, its acquisition of Mobileye*, and its joint venture with TPG Capital to spin-out and form the independent cybersecurity company of McAfee.*

Salesforce in its acquisition of Datorama.

Splunk in its acquisition of VictorOps.

LabCorp in its acquisition of Sciformix.

A private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of a consumer goods manufacturer.

Synopsys in its acquisitions of Kilopass Technology and Silicon and Beyond Private Limited.

Dialog Semiconductor in its acquisition of Silego Technology.

Argo AI in its acquisition of Princeton Lightwave.

Yahoo! in the sale of its operating business to Verizon Communications.*

Tessera Technologies in its acquisition of DTS.*

Cavium in its acquisition of QLogic.*

Plum Creek Timber in its acquisition by Weyerhauser Co.*

SanDisk in its acquisition by Western Digital.*

Freescale Semiconductor in its acquisition by NXP Semiconductors.*

IPS Corporation, a portfolio company of Calera Capital, on its acquisition by Nautic Partners, LLC.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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