Katharine G. Shaw
Kathy capitalizes on more than 20 years of legal experience to provide counsel on employee benefits and executive compensation matters. She drafts employee benefit plans and advises on strategies for their implementation and administration.
Clients call on Kathy to prepare, review and negotiate various documents, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, administrative services agreements and government compliance filings. She guides clients through the process of responding to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) audit requests and conducts internal compliance reviews of benefit programs. Kathy also negotiates and drafts human resources provisions in corporate transactions, as well as advises on benefit program consolidation following mergers, spin-offs and other restructurings.
Kathy regularly handles compliance issues related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Internal Revenue Code and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). She helps clients navigate health care reform requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as the various types of medical expense funding vehicles available to employees.