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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, October 5, 2016 for our monthly Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Section Meeting.  The meeting will take place at the Belo Mansion and Allison Wilkerson with McDermitt Will & Emery and Lindsay Murphy with Jones Day will present, “IRS Updates - Reviewing the Revised Determination Letter Program and Recent 409A Guidance.”  Allison and Lindsay will focus on some of the more recent IRS guidance that has impacted employee benefits plans. This will include a discussion of the IRS's Determination Letter Program, in its revised format, as well as, a discussion of the proposed regulations issued by the IRS regarding Internal Revenue Code Section 409A.   

  • Please join us at noon on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 for our monthly Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Section Meeting. The meeting will take place at the Belo Mansion and Harold J. Ashner with Keightley & Ashner will present on PBGC matters. More information to follow.


Section Officers:

Name: Tara Silver-Malyska
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Willis Towers Watson
Firm Address: 15305 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1100
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75001
Business Phone: (972) 715-2177
Email: Tara.Silver-Malyska@WillisTowersWatson.com

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

Name: Sarah Fry
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Locke Lord
Firm Address: 2200 Ross Avenue, Ste. 2200
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 740-8000
Email: sarah.fry@lockelord.com

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

Name: Eric Winwood
Officer Position: Immediate Past 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
Email:  eric.winwood@bakerbotts.com

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

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

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