Brittany Edwards-Franklin

Brittany Edwards-Franklin: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Biography

Brittany Edwards-Franklin counsels clients on a range of employee benefits matters, including qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation and executive compensation. She also advises on employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland (US) as an associate, Brittany participated in the firm’s Summer Associate program. Her previous experience includes working as a law clerk for Legal Aid of North Carolina, where she assisted with employment law matters. She also served as an extern for Judge Allyson Duncan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Client Tools

•409A Law

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, Duke University School of Law Clinical Practice Faculty Award
Recipient, Duke University School of Law Labor and Employment Faculty Award

Publications

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: Executive compensation excise taxes due soon (April 30, 2019)
Companies that have a private foundation (or are otherwise related to a tax-exempt organization) should take immediate action to determine whether they owe an excise tax under new section 4960 of the ...

Legal Alert: IRS changes direction, issues new collection on plan correction (April 24, 2019)
On April 19, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Revenue Procedure 2019-19, which updates its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). The new EPCRS significantly expands ...

Legal Alert: 2018 in review - ERISA enforcement (April 3, 2019)
Civil and Criminal Enforcement The US Department of Labor (DOL) recently published its Fiscal Year 2018 “Fact Sheet” documenting the criminal and civil enforcement activities of its Employee Benefits ...

Legal Alert: 2018 in review - ERISA guidance (March 7, 2019)
In broad scope, the guidance issued in 2018 by the Department of Labor (DOL) under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), extended a trend established over the ...

Legal Alert: IRS cracks open the window for retiree lump sums (March 7, 2019)
On March 6, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2019-18 (Notice), announcing that it is retracting its previous position that prohibited pension plan sponsors from offering ...

Legal Alert: Treasury and IRS issue interim guidance on executive compensation excise tax under section 4960 (January 18, 2019)
Introduction On December 31, 2018, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury Department) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2019-09 (Notice) providing comprehensive interim guidance ...

Legal Alert: Texas v. United States decision could impact employer-sponsored health plans (January 4, 2019)
On December 14, 2018, a Texas District Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement that certain individuals maintain a minimum level of health coverage, often referred to as the ...

Legal Alert: IRS formalizes and provides relief for section 403(b) “once-in-always-in” part-time rule - immediate action required (December 17, 2018)
In Notice 2018-95, released on December 4, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) formally announced a “once-in-always-in” interpretation of the section 403(b) participation exclusion for part-time ...

Legal Alert: DOL considers important efficiencies for the retirement system (November 14, 2018)
In the last three weeks, the Department of Labor (DOL) undertook two initiatives that have the potential to improve the efficiency of the retirement system and the retirement security it provides to ...

Legal Alert: When your hardship comes in-Treasury proposes hardship withdrawal regulations (November 12, 2018)
On November 9, 2018, the US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations addressing statutory changes to the section 401(k) hardship distribution ...

Articles

Lessons From Across the Pond: Defined Contribution Retirement Plans in the US and the UK (Fall 2017)
Partnering Perspectives
The US and the UK face similar challenges with respect to the critical role of defined contribution plans in retirement planning. In their article for the Fall 2017 edition of Partnering ...

DOL Fiduciary Rule: A To-Do List for Plan Sponsors (Fall 2016)
Partnering Perspectives
In their article for the Fall 2016 edition of Partnering Perspectives, Sutherland attorneys Adam Cohen, Mark Smith and Brittany Edwards-Franklin provide a to-do list for service providers and ...

Newsletters

Eversheds Sutherland Global Tax Brief (December 2017)
The Eversheds Sutherland Global Tax Brief is a collection of tax developments from our attorneys across the globe. We hope you enjoy this issue of the Brief and look forward to sharing more updates ...

Partnering Perspectives: Insights from Inside and Outside the Corporate Law Department (Fall 2017)
With the US poised to decrease regulation and the outcome of Brexit unknown, multinational institutions face a great deal of unpredictability in the regulatory landscape. We are pleased to present ...

Eversheds Sutherland Global Tax Brief (April 2017)
The Eversheds Sutherland Global Tax Brief is a collection of tax developments from our attorneys across the globe. We hope you enjoy our second issue of the Brief and look forward to sharing more ...

Partnering Perspectives: Insights from Inside and Outside the Corporate Law Department (Fall 2016)
Partnering Perspectives
Sutherland is pleased to present the Fall 2016 edition of Partnering Perspectives, which provides insight into a number of regulatory hurdles and preventive measures that may benefit legal practices ...

News

In the News

Deferred No Longer: Treasury and IRS Issue Long-Awaited 409A Guidance (September 2016)
Lexis Federal Tax Journal Quarterly
Sutherland’s legal alert, “Deferred No Longer: Treasury and IRS Issue Long-Awaited 409A Guidance,” is featured in the September 2016 edition of Lexis Federal Tax Journal Quarterly.

Treasury Announces 2016-2017 Regulatory Agenda for Employee Benefits (September 16, 2016)
Bloomberg BNA
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have recently published updates to their guidance plans for employee benefits for the coming months. In this article, Bloomberg ...

DOL and Treasury Update 2015-2016 Regulatory Agendas for Employee Benefits (June 20, 2016)
Bloomberg BNA
The principal regulators of U.S. employee benefits have recently published updates to their guidance plans for the coming months. In this article, Bloomberg BNA features Sutherland’s legal alert, ...

DOL and Treasury Update 2015-2016 Regulatory Agendas for Employee Benefits (January 14, 2016)
Bloomberg BNA
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have recently published updates to their guidance plans for employee benefits for the coming months. In this article, Bloomberg ...

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Tax

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
William Jewell College, B.A., magna cum laude
Law School Attended:
Duke University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Executive Editor, Law and Contemporary Problems
Year of First Admission:
2014
Admission:
2014, Georgia
Languages:
Spanish
ISLN:
923092533

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