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Jennifer’s practice focuses on general employee benefit and executive compensation matters. Her areas of practice include both qualified and non-qualified retirement plans (including 401(k), pension, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), 403(b), and church plans), multi-employer retirement plans, and health and welfare plans and arrangements. Jennifer also regularly works with executive compensation arrangements that are subject to Code Sections 409A and 457(f), including equity compensation plans, phantom stock arrangements, nonqualified supplemental retirement plans, and other 457(b) and 457(f) retirement plans.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2008, J.D., Dean's Scholarship; CALI Awards for Federal Income Taxation and Workers Compensation; Order of the Coif, Law Review, Editor in Chief; Christian Legal Aid Clinic; Pitt Law Women's Association, WLD Liaison
  • The Ohio State University, 2000, B.S., Accounting, magna cum laude; Distinguished Scholarship; Beta Gamma Sigma

  • Pennsylvania

Christian Legal Aid Clinic of Pittsburgh, Treasurer