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jmgardner@reedsmith.com

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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.

Credentials

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

  • Pennsylvania

  • Christian Legal Aid Clinic of Pittsburgh, Treasurer
  • New Leadership Council, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra