Deepa S. Menon



Deepa Menon focuses her practice on a variety of labor and employment matters. She regularly advises clients on equal employment opportunity regulations, hiring and termination practices, discrimination charges, employment contracts, personnel policy review, and severance and release agreements.

Deepa also counsels public and private companies on due diligence and employee benefits issues related to mergers, acquisitions and other business transactions. Additionally, she has experience working on compensation and disparity claims, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audits and Affirmative Action Plan preparation, Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), e-Verify compliance, Fair Labor Standards Act classification, EEO-1 and VETS-4212 reports, Uniform Testing Guidelines, accommodations, compliance with various federal and state employment laws, and Canada’s Federal Contractors Program and Employment Equity Act.

Before joining Eversheds Sutherland, Deepa was an associate at a national employment law firm, where she advised clients regarding equal employment and affirmative action issues. Her previous experience also includes serving as a law clerk for the Financial Services Roundtable and a judicial intern for Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams of the US Court of Federal Claims.

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, Laurance E. Seibel Memorial Academic Award for Labor and Employment Law

Recipient, Overall Excellence Award, McKenna Government Contracts Moot Court Competition, George Washington University (2012)


Legal Alerts

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 ...

Legal Alert: DOL and Treasury update guidance agendas for employee benefits (fall 2018) (October 24, 2018)
The principal regulators of US employee benefits have recently published updates to their guidance plans for the coming months.On October 18, 2018, the US Department of Labor (DOL) published its ...

Legal Alert: IRS issues updated guidance on safe harbor notices for eligible rollover distributions (September 25, 2018)
On September 18, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2018-74, which updated the safe harbor guidance that employers may use to comply with the notice requirements under section ...

Legal Alert: Life insurance purchased in welfare benefit fund taxed under split-dollar rules (September 21, 2018)
In a recent memorandum opinion, the Tax Court ruled that the economic benefit provided to a business principal from life insurance purchased by the business through an Internal Revenue Code section ...


Cybersecurity and Data Privacy review and update: Looking back on 2018 and planning ahead for 2019 (March 1, 2019)
From the implementation of the GDPR to the passage of the CCPA, the year 2018 proved to be a monumental one for cybersecurity and data privacy. Regulators from around the world responded to ...

Back in the Shop with Encino Motorcars v. Navarro (January 26, 2018)
On January 17, 2018, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in Encino Motorcars v. Navarro, following the Ninth Circuit’s decision on remand. In their article for Law360, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys ...


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 ...

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Tax
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Labor & Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Texas Tech University, B.A., summa cum laude
Law School Attended:
George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors
Year of First Admission:
2014, District of Columbia; Virginia
French and Hindi and Malayalam and Tamil and Telugu and Urdu

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