Ciara Baker is a partner in the firm’s Transactional Department. Her practice focuses on advising clients—from emerging companies to established public companies—on a broad array of ongoing and transaction-specific executive and equity compensation matters. Her experience in this area includes, among other things, equity incentive plans and awards, executive, retention, severance and change-in-control agreements, non-employee director compensation arrangements and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements. In addition, with a grounding in a broad array of tax matters, she assists clients with a wide variety of corporate transactions, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and public offerings.


  • Named an "up and coming" lawyer for employee benefits and executive compensation in the 2022 and 2023 editions of Chambers USA Guide.
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for tax law (2023–2024).

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  • Education

    • JD, Boston College Law School, 2008

      magna cum laude Order of the Coif; Senior Editor, Boston College Law Review
    • BA, History, University of Chicago, 2003

      with general and departmental honors Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Massachusetts



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