Katharine Shaw Bio Image

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 retirement and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, stock award plans, health and welfare plans, and government compliance filings. She guides clients through the process of responding to Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor audit requests and conducts internal compliance reviews of benefit programs.

Kathy negotiates and drafts human resources provisions in corporate transactions and advises executives as they negotiate compensation as part of employment and separation agreements.

Kathy has a depth of experience in addressing compliance issues related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Internal Revenue Code, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. She helps clients navigate health care reform requirements under the Affordable Care Act, as well as the various types of medical expense funding vehicles available to employees.

In 2022, Kathy completed the Executive Compensation: Strategies and Frameworks certificate program at Wharton's Aresty Institute of Executive Education.

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As a certified yoga teacher, I am often telling people – mostly my kids – to “just breathe.” When I am not at my desk or on my mat, I am likely binge-watching something with my teenagers or trying out a new vegan recipe.

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