With over 25 years of experience, Rebecca works closely with human resources, C-suite executives and plan fiduciaries across all industries on all aspects of employee benefits and ERISA. An integral part of deal teams, Rebecca collaborates with the Firm’s transactional lawyers to advise on matters such as the integration and termination of employee benefit plans in the context of corporate mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. Rebecca’s clients value her for her practical advice and ability to distill down complex issues.
Rebecca’s practice focuses on the primary three pillars of employee benefits – qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and fiduciary matters. Rebecca is a trusted advisor on the design, implementation, ongoing compliance and correction of qualified plan defects and related submissions, under applicable ERISA and Internal Revenue Code requirements and correction programs. She counsels clients on employee benefit plan governance, including committee structures and charters, and provides fiduciary training and best practices. Rebecca negotiates vendor contracts and services agreements, responds to participant claims and appeals, and assists with benefits issues in plan litigation. Rebecca rounds out her practice drafting and negotiating employment, retention, severance, and change in control agreements, and advising on the design and administration of equity incentive plans.
Prior to joining Morse, Rebecca was Counsel in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group of an AmLaw50 Law Firm.
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New York University School of Law, J.D.
Cornell University, M.I.L.R.
University of Rochester, B.A.