Jon F. Doyle


Jon F. Doyle advises multinational companies on cross-border equity-based compensation programs. He has particular experience advising businesses on the tax, securities, foreign exchange, labor, data privacy, and e-commerce issues they may encounter in each country where they offer stock option, stock purchase, restricted stock, phantom stock, stock appreciation right, cash bonus, venture capital, retirement and directed share plans to their employees, directors, and consultants.

Mr. Doyle also represents clients on cross-border employment, personal data privacy, and workplace privacy matters.  He has advised numerous employers on the nuances of local laws concerning privacy matters and drafting document, personal information, and workplace privacy policies.

Mr. Doyle also advises multinational companies and financial institutions on legal issues related to doing business overseas, among them outsourcing, offshoring, joint venture, and other means of international expansion. In particular, he advises clients as to choice of entity, choice of jurisdiction, and protection of intellectual property and other assets.

Mr. Doyle has an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale Hubble and has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in the Bay Area by Bay Area Lawyers magazine.  He has been a regular speaker for a variety of trade organizations, speaking on topics such as international securities, data privacy, and outsourcing.

Mr. Doyle received his LL.M in Taxation from the University of Florida College of Law, his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, and his B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Iowa.  Prior to receiving his law degree, Mr. Doyle worked as a Certified Public Accountant for Ernst & Young in Chicago.



"401(k) Plans and Foreign Securities Laws: The Growing Challenge Facing Multinational Employers,"

Defined Contribution Insights, Vol. 53, No. 6, November 2005

"Implementing and Maintaining Compliance of Equity Compensation Programs Globally," Equity-Based

Compensation for Multinational Corporations, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth editions

"Offshore Outsourcing in an Evolving Global Marketplace," published in connection with the AEA, Silicon

Valley Chapter Conference, June 2004

"Implementing an International Equity-Based Compensation Programme," Global Counsel Handbook:

Labour and Employee Benefits, 2003/2004

"FYI: EU Privacy Directive Impacts Global HR and Benefits," WorkSpan Magazine, January 2002, Vol.

45, No.1


Presentations and Seminars

Mr. Doyle is a regular speaker for the American Bar Association, American Economic Association, Bay Area Compensation Association, the Center for Business Intelligence, Global Equity Organization, the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, the National Center Employee Ownership, and WorldAtWork.

Speech topics and titles have included:

"Protecting IP in Offshore Outsourcing Transactions"

"Privacy Laws and the Global Dissemination of Medical Information" "Italian Intermediary Rules and Regulations"

"Securities Law Requirements Around the World"

"Important New Developments in Compliance for International Stock Programs" "Plan Design Alternatives"

"Use It or Lose It:  Legal Steps to Protect Data and What to Do if your Data is Com-promised"

"Legal Considerations in Offshore Outsourcing" "Global Stock Plans:  Employment and Labor Pitfalls" "Enforcement Update: Weighing the Risks" "Performance Plans and Performance Shares"

"The Impact of Data Privacy on Global Human Resources and Benefits"

"Global Stock Plans:  Solutions for Avoiding Employment and Currency Exchange Control Pitfalls" "Restricted Stock and Other Equity Alternatives:  Implementation on a Global Scale"

"What You Need to Know When Offering Stock Plans to Employees Worldwide"


Professional Memberships

National Association of Stock Plan Professionals

Global Equity Organization

National Center for Employee Ownership