Maj Vaseghi has returned to Latham & Watkins after a stint at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which she joined in 2020 with that firm’s opening of a Silicon Valley office.
Vaseghi will work in Latham’s Bay Area offices as a partner in the executive compensation, employment and benefits practice, the firm said in a statement. She will also be a member of Latham’s tax department.
“We are deeply committed to growing our company representation,” Bradd Williamson, global chair of Latham’s executive compensation, employment and benefits practice, said in the statement. “Maj’s deep experience advising public companies on a range of matters underscores that commitment.”
Vaseghi is the second partner to join Latham’s executive compensation practice this year, following the January hire of Ben Rosemergy, a former co-chair of Sidley Austin’s benefits and compensation group.
Vaseghi, who spent 16 years at Latham prior to leaving in 2020, advises public companies on corporate governance, securities law reporting and compliance, and proxy advisory and institutional stockholder voting guidelines.
She also advises clients on executive compensation and employee benefits matters involved in mergers, acquisitions, and capital markets transactions.
Vaseghi was one of group of partners London-based Freshfields poached in 2020 from different large law firms to enter the burgeoning deals market involving California technology companies.
She previously was an in-house securities and corporate governance counsel at VMware, a cloud computing and virtualization technology company.
“I am thrilled to rejoin the firm where I have spent the majority of my career,” Vaseghi said in the statement.