Andrea M. Gehman

Senior Attorney
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.383.0108

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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
http://www.sutherland.com/People/Andrea-M-Gehman
 
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
 
Memberships 

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

 
Biography

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.

Professional Activities

Board of Directors, Spring Bilingual Montessori

Treasurer, McKenney Hills Carroll Knowles Civic Association

 
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DOL Requests Information on Brokerage Windows in Defined Contribution Plans
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, August 27, 2014
On August 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a request for information (RFI) about the use of brokerage windows, self-directed brokerage accounts, and similar arrangements in participant-directed defined contribution plans, as part of a process to determine whether further...

Financial Service Company’s Nonqualified Plan Found to be an ERISA Pension Plan
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, August 8, 2014
In Tolbert v. RBC Capital Markets (July 14, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a deferred incentive compensation plan maintained by a financial services company for certain employees was an “employee pension benefit plan” (pension plan) for purposes of the...

Circuit Court Split Casts Doubt on PPACA Subsidies for Individuals and Employer Penalties in 36 States
Brenna M. Clark,Adam B. Cohen,Andrea M. Gehman,Michael A. Hepburn,Paul R. Lang, July 30, 2014
Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on July 22 on whether individual premium subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are available in 36 states that have federally run insurance exchanges. Because employer penalties can be triggered when employees...

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Andrea M. Gehman

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980




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