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Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Section

Meets monthly for a program on employee benefits and executive compensation, pensions, profit-sharing plans, ESOPs, health coverage, disability plans, other standpoints, IRS, DOL, PBGC, SEC, ERISA, and state law.

Meeting Schedule:

The Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Section meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month in from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Section News: 

  • Our next section meeting is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
  • Sarah Fry, Partner with Culhane Meadows PLLC, and Meredith VanderWilt, Associate with Polsinelli will present "New Fiduciary Regulations and Other DOL Developments."    
  • The meeting will take place at the Belo Mansion.

  • High School Mock Trial Competition begins soon - Judges still needed.  Sign up is easy - just click on the right side of this page.

  • Dallas ISD & Region 11 - George Allen Courthouse - Saturday, January 25 - 8:30 am 20 Judges needed, 12:15 pm 20 Judges needed; 3:00 pm - 35 Judges needed; Monday, January 27 - 5:30 pm 4 Judges needed; Tuesday, January 28 - 5:30 pm 4 Judges needed; Wednesday, January 29 - 5:30 pm 4 Judges needed; Thursday, January 30 - 5:30 pm 12 Judges needed.

  • Region 10 - George Allen Courthouse - Saturday, February 1 - 8:30 am 25 Judges needed, 12:15 pm 20 Judges needed, 3:30 pm 35 Judges needed; Saturday, February 8 - 8:00 am 10 Judges still needed, 10:30 am 10 Judges needed.

Section Officers:

Name: Stefan P. Smith
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Locke Lord LLP
Firm Address: 2200 Ross Avenue
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 740-8000

Name: Eric Winwood
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Baker Botts L.L.P.
Firm Address: 2201 Ross Avenue, Ste. 600
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 953-6500

Name: Tara Silver-Malyska
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Willis
Firm Address: 15305 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1100
Firm City, State, Zip: Addison, TX 75001
Business Phone: (972) 715-2177

Name: Lacey Durham
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Deloitte Tax LLP
Firm Address: 2200 Ross Avenue, Ste. 1600
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 840-1830

Name: James Griffin
Officer Position: Immediate Chair
Firm: Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Firm Address: 901 Main Street, Suite 6000
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75202
Business Phone: (214) 953-6000

Name: Meyling Ly
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Firm: Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Firm Address: 2001 Ross Avenue, Ste. 1500, L.B. 116
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 880-8100


2012-2014 Committee Members:

Scott Austin
Kirsten Garcia
Lindsay Murphy

2013-2015 Committee Members:

Sarah Fry
Kristy Rohrschach
Allison Wilkerson 

2014-2016 Committee Members:

Jake Barney
Chris Beinecke
David Schiller


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Section Membership


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Section, please send a letter of request and a $25.00 membership fee to:
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the membership department at the Dallas Bar.



Section Downloads:

Attachment Size
Bylaws.DOC 63.5 KB
Dallas Bar Assoc - Appendices D & F Handout 6 3 2009.doc 67 KB
DBA Powerpoint (2-4-09)(1720887_1).PPT 942.5 KB
DBA120607legislativeupdate.PPT 593 KB
DOC.PDF 789.81 KB
Labor and Benefits Lawyers - Brothers and Sisters in Arms (2).PPT 483 KB
New 403 b Plan Requirements and Prototype .pdf 2.5 MB
Retirement Plan Reevaluation.pdf 586.03 KB
2011.03.02: Fees, Forms, Fiduciaries and Plan Assets by Eric Winwood 602.5 KB
dba_january_handout.pdf 67.05 KB



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