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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 MARKET STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103-2921, USA
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Work +1 215 963 5000
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Fax +1 215 963 5001
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www.morganlewis.com

Amy Kelly

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Work 215 963 5042
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Work Department

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Position

Amy Pocino Kelly is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. Ms. Kelly's practice focuses on all aspects of the firm's employee benefits practice. She advises plan sponsors of all types, including public and private companies, tax-exempt organizations, and governmental employers regarding design, governance, operation, and compliance of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, equity and executive compensation arrangements, and welfare benefit plans. Ms. Kelly also advises plan sponsors with respect to audit and correction matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor. In addition, Ms. Kelly regularly advises public and private companies of all sizes regarding employee benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on the executive compensation matters for key management, including the design and implementation of retention agreements, and analysis of the application of sections 280G and 409A of the Internal Revenue Code. She has also represented several senior management teams in leveraged buyout transactions. For more information, view Ms. Kelly's biography at www.morganlewis.com/bios/akelly.

Member

Member of the Board of Directors, Robins’ Nest, Inc.; Member of the Board of Directors, Women Against Abuse

Education

Rutgers University School of Law, 1999, J.D.; Boston University, 1996, B.A.


United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

Within: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP fields ‘a highly responsive and knowledgeable’ 75-lawyer team across 11 offices nationwide, providing ‘outstanding’ advice on the entire scope of employee benefits and executive compensation matters. The ‘extraordinarily knowledgeable’ Craig Bitman heads the practice from the New York office, where he advises a client roster of public businesses, trusts and individuals on qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, health and welfare benefit plans, equity compensation agreements and fiduciary compliance issues. Washington DC-based Althea Day is noted as ‘a very experienced and responsive’ professional, having advised a roster of Fortune 100 companies, tax-exempt organizations and governmental employers. Deputy practice leader Amy Pocino Kelly, John Ferreira and Matthew Hawes are names to note in the Pittsburgh office, and Lisa Barton leads the team in Massachusetts. Chicago-based Lindsay Goodman was also praised by one client as ‘an extremely intelligent’ associate. Standout clients for the team include Honeywell International, Toyota, Exela Technologies and Talen Energy.

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Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Within: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has a particular strength in the executive compensation space, where recent highlights saw Gina Lauriero acting for the executive team of FXI Holdings in its acquisition by One Rock Capital Partners, and David Zelikoff advising the executive team of Duff & Phelps on the company’s acquisition by private equity firm Permira. In addition, Gary Rothstein and Mary Hevener advised Dr. Pepper Snapple Group on existing equity employee entitlements and severance arrangements in relation to its $40bn sale to Keurig Green Mountain. Also recommended are practice head Craig Bitman, and Philadelphia-based Amy Pocino Kelly, who acted for Aramark in its $1.4bn merger with Avendra. Daniel Salemi joined the Chicago office from Franczek Radelet. Unless stated otherwise, all named lawyers are based in New York.

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