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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, January 9, 2019 for our monthly Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Section Meeting.  The meeting will take place at the Belo Mansion and  Ian Roberts with Baker Botts and Allison Hoeinghaus with Alvarez & Marsal will present, “Compensation Conundrums in Downturns, Restructurings, and Bankruptcies.”  When bad times hit, companies face challenges with respect to retaining and motivating its current workforce.  Properly designed incentive, retention and severance arrangements are crucial.  This session will explore current trends in compensation design during downturns, restructurings, and bankruptcies as well as the regulatory requirements that drive these decisions.   

Section Officers:

Name: Allison Wilkerson
Officer Position: Chair
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: Vice Chair
Firm: Jones Day
Firm Address: 2727 North Harwood Street
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 220-3939

Name: Jason Luter
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Foley Gardere/Foley & Lardner LLP
Firm Address: 2021 McKinney Avenue, Ste. 1600
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 999-4107 

Name: Chris M. Kang
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP
Firm Address: 2323 Victory Ave Ste 700
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75219
Business Phone: (214) 651-5000

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

Name: Vicki Blanton
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Firm: AT&T
Firm Address: 208 S. Ackard Street, Room 3043
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75202
Business Phone: (214) 757-7679

2017-2019 Committee Members:

Emily Stutts
Meredith VanderWilt
Misty Leon

2018-2020 Committee Members:

Angela Stockbridge
Krysta Hanvey
Caitlin Sawyer

2019-2021 Committee Members:

Scott Thompson
Matt Porter
Luke Mott

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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 section membership, please contact the DBA membership department.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

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

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