8/17/15

Experienced Employee Benefits Attorney, Christine Poth, Joins Vorys

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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease announced today that Christine Poth has joined as a partner in the Columbus office.  Poth has nearly 20 years of experience counseling clients on employee benefits and related tax matters.

“Vorys’ employee benefits practice is well-regarded and widely known to be one of the best,” said Poth. “I’m excited to join this experienced team and to continue to help companies address their complex retirement, insurance, compensation and health plan issues.” 

Poth, who prior to joining Vorys led the employee benefits practice at Columbus-based Bricker & Eckler, LLP, has experience in the design, implementation and administration of qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, insurance benefits, fringe benefits, deferred compensation and incentive bonus programs.  She has significant experience in working with the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor on compliance issues.  Poth is also a past chair of the Columbus Bar Association's Employee Benefits Committee.

“We’re enthusiastic about Chris joining our firm,” said Tony Ciriaco, leader of the Vorys employee benefits practice. “Her experience will both complement and strengthen the services that we offer to our clients.”  

Poth has given numerous presentations and trainings to corporations and organizations on current employee benefit topics, such as the Affordable Care Act, wellness programs, service provider fee disclosure, compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA, and reporting and disclosure requirements for retirement and health and welfare plans.  She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.

Poth received her J.D from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  She received her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati, where she was Phi Beta Kappa.

About Vorys: Vorys was established in 1909 and currently has nearly 375 attorneys in seven offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Houston, Texas; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer.