Thoughtful legal
advice for executives
and entrepreneurs.

We are the Bay Area’s
trusted experts in high-stakes employment matters.

We are the Bay Area’s trusted experts in high-stakes employment matters.

RED Law attorneys have extensive experience handling the legal, business, and professional implications of entering and exiting employment and partnership agreements of all kinds. We listen first and take into account the full context of any matter—the business environment, market norms, legal requirements, critical relationships, and our clients’ personal values and career goals— and then apply our expertise to help clients negotiate for the most desirable outcomes.

Expertise
Matters

RED Law attorneys bring decades of experience navigating the complex terrain of high-stakes employment and corporate law, including the subtle governance and cultural conditions that come into play when handling such matters. We’ve represented highly placed individuals from a diverse range of industries, most notably within the unique environments of vtenture- backed tech and life sciences companies, and with both public and private start-ups and corporations. Examples of matters we regularly handle include…

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Expertise
Matters

RED Law attorneys bring decades of experience navigating the complex terrain of high-stakes employment and corporate law, including the subtle governance and cultural conditions that come into play when handling such matters. We’ve represented highly placed individuals from a diverse range of industries, most notably within the unique environments of vtenture- backed tech and life sciences companies, and with both public and private start-ups and corporations. Examples of matters we regularly handle include…

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Approach
Matters

Our practice focuses on counseling individuals in resolving actual or potential disputes rather than pursuing litigation. Typically, RED Law’s thoughtful and sophisticated approach makes litigation unnecessary. But in the event that litigation becomes unavoidable, we refer our clients to the most trusted and experienced litigators in the Bay Area. and we stay with them through the process.

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Trust
Matters

Trust goes beyond confidence in legal expertise. It’s knowing that your advisor and advocate understands your particular situation, your ultimate goals, your valued relationships and personal commitments. RED Law attorneys help you achieve your definition of success with thoughtful, honest, and reasonable advice and negotiations.

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Approach
Matters

Our practice focuses on counseling individuals in resolving actual or potential disputes rather than pursuing litigation. Typically, RED Law’s thoughtful and sophisticated approach makes litigation unnecessary. But in the event that litigation becomes unavoidable, we refer our clients to the most trusted and experienced litigators in the Bay Area. and we stay with them through the process.

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Trust
Matters

Trust goes beyond confidence in legal expertise. It’s knowing that your advisor and advocate understands your particular situation, your ultimate goals, your valued relationships and personal commitments. RED Law attorneys help you achieve your definition of success with thoughtful, honest, and reasonable advice and negotiations.

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Our
Attorneys

Rob Depew | Founding Partner

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Alisa Baker | Of Counsel

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Cynthia Pevehouse | Of Counsel

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Vanessa O’Brien Beary | Senior Associate

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Our
Attorneys

Rob Depew | Founding Partner
Through many years practicing employment law with the Bay Area’s best—at Wilson Sonsini, Morgan Lewis, and Hanson Bridgett—Rob established his strong reputation as a trusted resource for keen legal insight and wise counsel in a rapidly evolving cultural and regulatory environment.

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Alisa Baker | Of Counsel
Alisa J. Baker is a nationally recognized equity/executive compensation expert who brings special expertise in tax and stock matters. She is widely published and has practiced with the employee benefits group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and the tax group at Fenwick & West.

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Cynthia Pevehouse | Of Counsel
Cynthia brings more than a decade of experience as chief legal officer for publicly traded, multinational companies. She distinguished herself over more than 15 years as in-house chief legal counsel for Fortune 100 companies in technology, media, and financial services.

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Vanessa O’Brien Beary | Senior Associate
Vanessa has practiced law with three major firms in the San Francisco Bay Area (Sedgwick, LLP; Selman Breitman, LLP; and Gordon Rees, LLP) and, more recently, with Adams & Reese in New Orleans.

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Contact Us

If you are navigating a challenging employment situation or negotiating an employment transition our attorneys can offer the guidance or representation you need.

Contact us here or call us at 415-529-4770.

Contact Us

If you are navigating a challenging employment situation or negotiating an employment transition our attorneys can offer the guidance or representation you need. Contact us here or call us at 415-529-4770.

4 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400
San Francisco California 94111