Ms. Ristuccia assists clients on a variety of compliance, administration, and plan design issues for all types of employee benefit plans, including qualified plans, non-qualified plans, governmental plans, welfare plans, and multiemployer plans. Her practice covers all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation. She has drafted plan documents, summary plan descriptions, HIPAA training materials, and benefit commencement packages. In addition, she has represented clients and negotiated resolutions with the IRS, DOL, PBGC, and other federal agencies. Due to the depth and breadth of her experience, Ms. Ristuccia can provide employee benefit counsel that ranges from day-to-day compliance issues to strategic, long-term planning and creative benefit designs. Ms. Ristuccia regularly counsels large multiemployer (Taft-Hartley) pension, annuity, and welfare funds and their fiduciaries, including issues of plan governance, withdrawal liability, and funding.
Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Ms. Ristuccia served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.