Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Felicia focuses on tax and employee benefits matters. She advises employers on the legal aspects of employee benefit and executive compensation matters arising under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.
Felicia counsels employers in connection with the design, administration, and regulatory compliance of a wide range of employee benefit programs. She has a background in tax-qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, defined benefit plans, and ESOPs; executive and incentive compensation programs; employee benefit programs for universities, churches, and other tax-exempt organizations, such as 403(b) plans and 457 plans; and group insurance and other health and welfare benefit plans, including healthcare reform, COBRA continuation coverage, and HIPAA compliance. She has designed plans; drafted, reviewed, edited, and ensured compliance with plan documents and amendments; developed compliance programs; drafted communications materials and notices to plan participants; filed voluntary correction program and determination letter applications, and negotiated and drafted service provider contracts and business associate agreements.
Felicia also advises and negotiates executive compensation and employee benefits matters relating to mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, including assisting employers with the integration and disposition of plans following such transactions. Such representations have included stock transactions, asset acquisitions, and stock and asset purchases for clients in the financial services and industrial sectors.
While earning her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Felicia was a member of the Appellate Advocacy Division of the Barristers’ Council and an Executive Articles Editor for the Georgetown Journal of Modern Critical Race Perspectives. She also was a semifinalist in the Robert J. Beaudry Moot Court Competition and a recipient of a CALI Excellence for the Future Award.
|Areas of Practice||1) Employee Benefits, 2) Executive Compensation, 3) Health and Welfare Benefits, 4) Qualified Retirement Plans and 5) HIPAA and HITECH|
|Law School||Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2009|
|Education||Hampton University, B.S., 2003|
|Bar Member / Association||North Carolina State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||McGuireWoods 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.