Carol A. Weiser: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Carol A. Weiser

Carol Weiser
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Labor & Employment
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.383.0728
Fax: 202-637-3593
University Hiram College, B.A., cum laude
Law SchoolTemple University James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Admitted1985, Pennsylvania (inactive); 1992, District of Columbia

Professional Activities
Co-chair, ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (JCEB), National Institute on Health and Welfare Plans (2007-2013)
Steering Committee, International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association (2011-2013)
Former Chair, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association (1997-2001)
Former Chair, Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, American Bar Association (2001-2002)
Member of the Board, Gifts for the Homeless Inc.

BornElizabeth, New Jersey, November 7, 1952

Carol Weiser helps companies design and operate workable employee benefits and executive compensation packages that meet the complex standards of multiple regulatory regimes, including compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission executive compensation disclosure rules. She also represents clients in audits and disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.

With more than 30 years of experience in employee benefits, Carol regularly advises clients on a variety of employee benefits plans, including qualified retirement plans, executive compensation and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, welfare benefit plans, fringe benefits, employment agreements, tax sheltered annuities, individual retirement accounts and cafeteria plans.

Carol works extensively in the increasingly regulated area of executive compensation, and she has successfully lobbied for the development of certain more flexible rules under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. She also counsels clients concerning compliance and other aspects of the operation of employee plans, such as taxation of distributions, nondiscrimination requirements, prohibited transactions and early retirement windows.

Selected Experience

Sutherland advises multiple Fortune 500 companies on health and welfare plans' compliance.

Sutherland advises one of the world's largest food and snack manufacturing companies on post-acquisition benefits and compensation matters.

Sutherland assists clients with early retirement windows and reduction-in-force programs.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of tax: employee benefits and executive compensation (2011, 2015)

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of employee benefits (ERISA) law(2009-2016)

fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

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2006 Pension Protection Act
409A Law


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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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Carol A. Weiser

700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700
WashingtonDC 20001-3980


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