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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 from noon - 1:00 p.m.

Section News: 

  • Please join us at noon on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 for our monthly Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Section Meeting.  The meeting will take place at the Belo Mansion and Jason Sheffield of Willis Towers Watson and Barbara Holthaus will present, “Understanding and Administering Plan Sponsor Repsonsibilities Under the HIPPA Security Rule.”  Recognizing many employers overlook or misunderstand their HIPAA Security Rule obligations as they relate to the administration of self-funded employee benefit plans, Jason and Barbara will outline the Security Rule requirements and provide specific examples of compliance-related mistakes in the administration of HIPAA obligations.  From a nuts and bolts perspective, this program is designed for the lay practitioner and is intended to provide an overview of HIPAA's Security Rule as an introductory matter.   

Section Officers:

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

Name: Sarah Fry
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: North American Coal Corporation
Firm Address: 5340 Legacy Drive, Ste. 300
Firm City, State, Zip: Plano, TX 75024
Business Phone: (972-) 448-5475 

Name: Allison Wilkerson
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: McDermott Will & Emery
Firm Address: 2501 N. Harwood Street, Ste. 1900
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 295-8000

Name: Lindsay Murphy
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Jones Day
Firm Address: 2727 North Harw0od Street
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 220-3939

Name: Tara Silver-Malyska
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: WillisTowersWatson
Firm Address: 15305 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1100
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75001
Business Phone: (469) 763-5395

Name: Dawn Estes
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Firm: Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC 
Firm Address: 3811 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 2000
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75219
Business Phone: (214) 599-4000

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 click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $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 DBA membership department.

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Section Admin-Webpage

For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  

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