Andrea M. Gehman

Senior Attorney
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Tax
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0108
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Cornell University, B.S., School of Industrial/Labor Relations
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude BNA/ABA Award for Excellence in Employment Law
Admitted2007, Maryland; 2008, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Board of Directors, Spring Bilingual Montessori
Treasurer, McKenney Hills Carroll Knowles Civic Association


Andrea Gehman helps clients address employee benefits and ERISA matters related to 401(k) plans, pension plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation plans. Correspondingly, she directs clients on how to design, amend and administer these plans.

Andrea regularly counsels clients on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as COBRA, HIPAA (including HITECH), GINA and various other federal and state laws relevant to health and welfare plans. She also drafts and/or provides counsel on employment, change in control, and severance agreements, with a particular emphasis on compensation elements and associated tax implications, including Section 409A.

Andrea also advises clients on a range of labor and employment matters, including hiring practices, employment termination, discrimination charges, personnel policy review, employment contracts, consulting agreements, non-competition agreements, and severance and release agreements. She has experience working on compensation, benefits and employment issues associated with business transactions, including performing due diligence and negotiating and preparing contract provisions.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Andrea spent seven years managing retirement and welfare benefits at a large national law firm.

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DOL and Treasury Update 2015-2016 Regulatory Agendas for Employee Benefits
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin,Andrea M. Gehman,W. Mark Smith, September 9, 2015
The principal regulators of U.S. employee benefits have recently published updates to their guidance plans for the coming months.

Trenchant Analysis or Jiggery-Pokery? U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
Thomas R. Bundy,Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Brittany Edwards-Franklin,Andrea M. Gehman, June 26, 2015
In a 6-3 decision on June 25, 2015 in King v. Burwell, the U.S. Supreme Court held that tax credits are available under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act or PPACA) to all eligible Americans, regardless of whether they purchase health insurance through...

Wellness Programs Alive and Well?
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Paul R. Lang,Carol A. Weiser, April 24, 2015
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued proposed regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding employer-provided wellness programs that were published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2015. The proposed regulations are intended to reconcile rules...

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Andrea M. Gehman

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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