Overview

Christine is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment group.  Her practice focuses on employee benefits and related tax matters. She 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 (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) on compliance issues. 

Career highlights include:

  • Assisted clients in preparing and updating plan documents for their qualified retirement plans, 403(b) plans and 457(b) plans
  • Assisted clients in correcting administrative and operational issues with their qualified retirements plans and 403(b) plans, including preparing voluntary compliance filings with the IRS and DOL
  • Assisted clients in implementing best practice procedures for fiduciary oversight of their ERISA employee benefit plans
  • Assisted clients with IRS and DOL audits of their qualified retirement plans and group health plans
  • Assisted client in transitioning from a traditional retiree group health plan to a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA)
  • Assisted and counseled clients on nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, including compliance with IRC section 409A

Christine has given numerous presentations and trainings to corporations and organizations on current employee benefit topics, such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 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.

Christine is a member of the American Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association. She is a past chair of the Columbus Bar Association's Employee Benefits Committee.

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

Honors & Recognitions

Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, Employee Benefits, 2022

Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, 2020-2022

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2005 - 2007

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Education

The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1995

The University of Cincinnati, B.A., 1992, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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