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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: 

  • Please join us at noon on Wednesday, December 3rd for our monthly Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Section Meeting.  The meeting will take place at the Belo Mansion and Eric Winwood with Baker Botts LLP will present, “Executive Compensation Developments -Year in Review.”  Eric will focus on the significant executive compensation statutes, regulations and other guidance that was issued in 2014.  Also, at the beginning of the meeting, the new Officers and Committee Members for the Section will be announced for 2015.   

  • High School Mock Trial Competition begins soon - Judges still needed.  Sign up is easy - just click  here.

  • 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.

2015 Section Officers:

Name: Eric Winwood
Officer Position: 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: Vice Chair
Firm: UHY Advisors, TX LLC
Firm Address: 1717 Main Street, Ste. 2400
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 243-2900

Name: Lacy Durham
Officer Position: Secretary
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: Treasurer
Firm: Culhane Meadows PLLC
Firm Address: 100 Crescent Court, Ste. 700
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 597-2941

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

Name: Courtney Barksdale Perez
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Firm: Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler, PLLC
Firm Address: 8150 N. Central Expwy, 5th Floor
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75206
Business Phone: (214) 550-8188

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.

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