Dallas, Texas 75201
Gary Short has practiced in the employee benefits and executive compensation area for more than 30 years, advising clients on all aspects of the design and operation of employee benefit and executive compensation programs. He routinely counsels clients, including public and private companies and their executives, about the treatment of employee benefits and executive compensation arrangements in mergers and acquisitions. He also assists clients in structuring ERISA plan asset investment vehicles and analyzes whether such vehicles are appropriate investments for pension plans. He has governmental plan experience and has advised boards of trustees and governmental entities on pension and welfare plan issues.
Recent representative M&A transactions include Texas Instruments' $6.5 billion acquisition of National Semiconductor, Toni & Guy's $410 million sale of its global hair products business to Unilever, and the Weir Group's $650 million acquisition of SPM Flow Control
Gary has been the chair of the Dallas Bar Association's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Section and a director of the Dallas Benefits Society. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in employee benefits law since 1995 and has been selected as a "Texas Super Lawyer" in employee benefits law since 2003.
|Areas of Practice||1) Erisa, 2) Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, 3) Employee Benefits in Mergers & Acquisitions, 4) including Private Equity, 5) ERISA Plan Assets, 6) Employer Securities & Use of Institutional Fiduciaries, 7) Executive Compensation and 8) Health & Welfare Plan Counsel|
|Law School||University of Miami School of Law|
|Education||Colorado College (B.A., 1971)|
|Bar Member / Association||Texas|
|Most recent firm||Jones Day|
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.