James Metz is a partner in the Tax Department of Latham & Watkins' Silicon Valley office. Mr. Metz's practice focuses on executive compensation and employee benefits matters. He specializes in merger and acquisition transactions, equity incentive plans, employee stock purchase plans, health and welfare plans, and federal and state securities laws issues. Mr. Metz also drafts employment agreements and severance agreements for executives.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Metz was the Chief Financial Officer of an independent physician association and small health maintenance organization. Mr. Metz also served several years in the United States Air Force as a cryptologic linguist.