- Executive Compensation
- Pension and Employee Benefits
- Labor, Employment and Benefits
|University ||Syracuse University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2003|
|Law School||New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007|
|Admitted||2007, Connecticut; 2008, New York|
Bryanne regularly provides assistance to clients on a wide variety of matters in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, including designing and amending retirement and welfare benefit plans and negotiating and drafting compensation arrangements.
Bryanne's practice includes counseling benefit plan clients with respect to a variety of plan qualification issues necessary for continued compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. Bryanne frequently assists clients in preparing governing plan documents, drafting participant communications, and reviewing qualified domestic relations orders. In addition, her practice includes advising benefit plan committees with respect to their fiduciary duties under ERISA.
In the executive compensation area, Bryanne has been involved in the representation of both employers and executives in the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, retention agreements, change in control bonus agreements, and deferred compensation plans. She regularly counsels clients with respect to compliance with Sections 162(m), 280G, 409A, and 457 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Bryanne's practice also includes counseling clients on employee benefit issues in mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence analyses and advising clients with respect to employee benefit plan integration.
Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Bryanne was an associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in the Employment & Employee Benefits practice group in New York City.
· Case Comments Editor, New York Law School Law Review
· American Bar Association
· Connecticut Bar Association
· Hartford Bar Association
· CRIS Radio, Board Member
· Statewide Legal Services of CT, Inc. Pro Bono Security Deposit Clinic
May 10, 2013, An Update on 401(k) Plan Investment Issues, and Revenue Sharing in Particular
February 8, 2013, Early Planning and Action on Health Care Reform
July 12, 2012, Supreme Court Decision On Health Care Reform - What It Means For Employers
May 23, 2012, Department of Labor Issues Final ERISA Fee Disclosure Rules
August 11, 2011, New IRS Compliance Check Project to Target Higher Education Organizations and their 403(b) Plans
March 16, 2011, The Department of Justice Will No Longer Defend the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA")
November 29, 2012, Employee Benefit Plans Conference
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An Update on 401(k) Plan Investment Issues, and Revenue Sharing in Particular
Richard I. Cohen,Ira H. Goldman,Kelly Smith Hathorn,Bryanne E. Kelleher,Margaret R. Solis, May 10, 2013
In the last year or so, there have been a lot of developments in the law relating to the investment of 401(k) plan assets. There have been several important cases, and the implementation of DOL regulations requiring the disclosure of detailed information on fees, both from third party providers to...
Early Planning and Action on Health Care Reform
Richard I. Cohen,Ira H. Goldman,Kelly Smith Hathorn,Bryanne E. Kelleher, February 8, 2013
The Obama administration has recently dramatically accelerated the release of guidance on how employers will be impacted by the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”). As a result, we are now able to understand some of the steps that employers must take with only 12 months to prepare for some...
Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Reform - What It Means For Employers
Richard I. Cohen,Ira H. Goldman,Kelly Smith Hathorn,Bryanne E. Kelleher, July 17, 2012
On June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the majority of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Affordable Care Act” or “ACA”). The Supreme Court ruled that ACA’s individual mandate requirement is a...
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