Jacquelyn Meng Abbott

Of Counsel
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Offices Houston
Phone 713.588.7025
Fax 713.588.7058

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Jacquie Abbott is of counsel in the Vorys’ Houston office and a member of the labor and employment group. Her practice focuses on employee benefits and related federal compensation tax matters. Jacquie is a frequent speaker on recent developments and is currently co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation Welfare Benefits Subcommittee. Jacquie has extensive experience in employee benefit vendor contracting. She also provides legal advice to human resource and corporate financial services leaders on employee benefits and employment tax laws including MHPAEA, CAA, ERISA, ADEA, ADA, GINA, FMLA, COBRA, ACA, HIPAA, and other applicable federal laws.

More recently, as supervising tax counsel at Exxon Mobil Corporation, she was responsible for legal compliance of medical, dental, life insurance and disability plans. In addition, she advised on payroll tax matters. Prior to joining ExxonMobil, she was in-house counsel at Lincoln Financial Group for more than two decades with similar responsibilities.

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Jacquie is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, where she serves as the co-chair of the section’s Subcommittee on Welfare Plan and EEOC, FMLA and Leave Issues.

Jacquie has presented and has been published on a number of employee benefits related topics including: what should the ERISA qualifications of an annuity purchased by an employer in the face of the Executive Life insolvency; ERISA: Ten Years After, “Plan Asset Reversions;” and developments in the life insurance industry.

Jacquie received her J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. She received her B.A. with honors from Bowling Green State University.

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