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Anne Pachciarek

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Labor and Employment

Position

Partner

Career

Anne Pachciarek helps companies establish and operate their employee benefit plans, such as medical plans, 401(k) plans, pension plans and executive compensation programs.

With more than 20 years of experience, Anne works with public companies and closely held businesses to find solutions to a wide range of ERISA compliance, fiduciary responsibility and plan administration problems. She advises on welfare plans, pension and profit sharing plans, cafeteria plans and deferred compensation programs, as well as on the handling of benefit plans in mergers and acquisitions.

Anne has extensive experience in global employee benefits. She advises a non-US health insurance company on compliance with the rules governing expatriate health plans. Anne also regularly advises on benefits issues in the context of international mergers and acquisition. She also provides advice on pension and health care issues for international transfers and has worked on Canadian and Puerto Rico retirement and health plan matters.

Member

Employee Benefits Committee, American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association

Education

JD, Northwestern University School of Law; BA., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

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

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s global platform provides for a multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary team, which was further bolstered by the arrival of hedge fund and ERISA Title 1 expert Adrienne Scerbak in New York from an in-house position at Sony. In Washington DC, Rita Patel assisted a public telecoms company with the negotiation of a severance agreement pertaining to a CEO residing abroad, and Chicago’s Anne Pachciarek represented an ACA reporting provider in regulatory issues relating to its client base of large employers. A technology company also engaged the team to design and implement incentive structures and special purpose vehicles including employee benefits trusts. Patel heads the group with Silicon Valley-based Cisco Palao-Ricketts and Chicago-based Richard Ashley III.

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