Chicago, Illinois 60654-5313
Belinda S. Morgan is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She focuses her practice on employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA issues. Ms. Morgan also is involved in the representation of tax-exempt organizations at both the state and federal levels. She is a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Labor & Employment Practices.
Ms. Morgan has significant experience advising private and public employers in the design and administration of traditional defined benefit pension, profit-sharing and Code section 401(k) plans; Code section 403(b) tax-deferred annuity plans; and Code section 457(b) and 457(f) nonqualified deferred compensation plans for tax-exempt employers. Ms. Morgan also assists employers with matters related to health and welfare benefit plans, such as issues related to COBRA continuation coverage, the provision of fringe benefits, and the application of the new health care reform laws.
Ms. Morgan counsels employers on their executive compensation programs, (including non-qualified deferred compensation plans, severance plans, and employee stock option plans), often advising employers regarding compliance with the requirements of Code section 409A. In addition, she frequently advises clients on employee benefits and compensation issues arising in merger and acquisition transactions.
|Areas of Practice||1) Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and 2) Labor & Employment|
|Law School||University of Illinois, College of Law|
|Education||The University of Illinois Law B.A. ( fine arts )|
|Bar Member / Association||The Chicago Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Foley & Lardner LLP|
Ms. Fitzgerald represents employers in a wide range of industries, including the entertainment, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation industries.
Carol R. Freeman is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Ms. Freeman represents employers in employment law, labor relations, and related administrative claims and litigation.