Vicki M. Nielsen: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Vicki M. Nielsen


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  • Deferred Compensation
  • Employee Benefit Taxation
  • Employee Compensation
  • Equity Compensation
  • Payroll Tax & Fringe Benefits
  • Executive Compensation Taxation
  • Non-Qualified Benefits
  • Employment Tax
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Contact InfoTelephone: 202-263-0176
Fax: 202-887-0866
University Trinity College, Washington D.C., B.A., summa cum laude, 1996
Law SchoolThe George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1999
Admitted2000, New York; 2001, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Memberships American Bar Association (Tax Section).
BornPittsfield, Massachusetts, 1974

Frequent contributor to the Employer's Guide to Fringe Benefit Rules published by Thompson Information Services and the Ogletree Deakins Employee Benefits blog.Member of the:American Payroll AssociationWashington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the American Payroll Association National Association of Stock Professionals.


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Identity-Protection Services You Receive After a Data Breach: Taxable or Not?
Jeanne Ellen Floyd,Vicki M. Nielsen, September 25, 2015
Data breaches and the identity fraud that may result from breaches can wreak personal and professional havoc. Recent large-scale data breaches have affected major retailers and companies, financial institutions, health insurers, and government agencies and have demonstrated that all forms of...

FAQs on the SEC’s Proposed Clawback Rule
John A. Morrison,Vicki M. Nielsen,Karen Trapnell Shriver, September 14, 2015
On July 1, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a rule directing national securities exchanges and associations to establish listing standards that require public companies to adopt and enforce a written executive compensation clawback policy. In particular, the rule...

FICA Tax Student Exemption Resolution: Fifth Circuit Decision About Refunds of FICA Taxes Paid by Medical Residents Stands
Jeanne Ellen Floyd,Vicki M. Nielsen, May 15, 2015
FICA taxes, which fund the Social Security program, are not levied on state employees unless a state voluntarily opts in to the program. A state opts in by executing an agreement, commonly referred to as a “section 218 agreement,” with the Social Security Administration. In section 218...

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Vicki M. Nielsen

1909 K Street, N.W., Suite 1000
WashingtonDC 20006


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