Amy Pocino Kelly

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 non-qualified 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.

Ms. Kelly is actively involved in the firm's recruiting efforts and serves as vice chair of the Philadelphia office Recruiting Committee and summer associate mentor. Ms. Kelly also spends significant hours dedicated to pro bono representations.

Ms. Kelly serves as a member of the Board of Directors of both Robins' Nest, Inc. and Women Against Abuse.

Ms. Kelly received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1999 and her B.A. from Boston University in 1996.

Ms. Kelly is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.


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Areas of Practice 1) Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, 2) Defined Contribution Plans/401(k) Plans, 3) Tax-Exempt & Governmental Employers, 4) Transactional Matters, 5) Defined Benefit & Cash Balance Plans and 6) Life Sciences and Healthcare
Law School Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Education Boston University, 1996, B.A.
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of Pennsylvania, State Bar Of District of Columbia , State Bar Of Virginia
Most recent firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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