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B.S., University of Tulsa
M.S., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center

Amy has more than 20 years of experience advising employers regarding all aspects of retirement, welfare, and executive compensation legal compliance. She advises private companies, non-profits, governmental entities, and tribal organizations concerning the formation, design, and operation of qualified retirement plans, 403(b) and 457 plans, welfare benefit plans, and executive compensation arrangements. She assists clients with a variety of regulatory compliance and taxation issues, including resolving complex voluntary compliance, prohibited transaction and plan examination matters before the IRS and DOL. Amy has substantial experience representing buyers and sellers in transactions, and addressing post-transaction issues related to the merger, transition, and integration of employee benefit plans.

Amy helps clients navigate the complex federal mandates governing group health and welfare plans. She reviews and prepares comprehensive plan documents and participant communications, and advises plan sponsors regarding compliance with the ACA, COBRA, USERRA, HIPAA, and other state and federal laws governing group health and welfare benefit plans.

Amy is a member of the firm’s Canada-U.S. Cross-Border practice and advises Canadian companies and individuals regarding U.S. executive compensation issues for U.S. executives working in Canada.  She advises Canadian companies regarding U.S. employee benefits compliance matters for their U.S.-based affiliates.

Amy also has experience advising clients regarding employee separations, complicated leave issues, and the development of personnel policies.

Every month, Amy and fellow Employee Benefits attorneys compile an Employee Benefits newsletter to highlight important changes and amendments throughout the industry. The monthly newsletters can be found in the Publications section of the Hodgson Russ website.

Amy exclusively practices U.S. law and is admitted to practice in Alaska and New York. 

Honors

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law), 2018, 2019

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