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Kevin L. Burch

Of Counsel Indianapolis

Kevin L. Burch is Of Counsel in the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins.  His practice exclusively focuses on employee benefits.

Mr. Burch has extensive experience advising in all three major areas of employee benefits— retirement, executive compensation, and health and welfare. He advises for-profit, tax-exempt, and governmental employers on employee benefit requirements for qualified and non-qualified retirement plans to comply with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA. He advises public and private employers on non-qualified deferred compensation, equity, and bonus arrangements to comply with Code §§ 162(m), 280G, 409A, and 457. He advises all employers on health and welfare aspects of HIPAA, COBRA, ACA, and ERISA.

Mr. Burch has extensive experience with the DOL and IRS correction programs for employee benefit plans, including, the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System, the Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program, and the Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program. In addition, he assists clients through IRS and DOL audits of their employee benefit plans.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Mr. Burch practiced at firms in London, England and Denver, Colorado. During law school, he worked at the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, where he advised legislative analysts on complex tax issues.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • National Center for Employee Ownership
  • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
  • Indiana Benefits Conference
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Former Board Member- Last Position Held- Membership Chair, Western Pension & Benefits Council- Denver


  • Ogletree Deakins Presents: Managing a Workforce in 2018 - ''Severance, Voluntary Termination and Early Retirement Plans: Options and Strategies'' - Indianapolis - November 02, 2017
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce - ''Severance Plan Designs, Strategies, and Options'' - Indianapolis - September 19, 2017
  • 2017 AAMGA University West - ''Comprehensive Employee Risk Management'' - Scottsdale - August 18, 2017
  • Indiana Chamber of Commerce - ''Top 10 Benefits Compliance Issues for 2016'' - Indianapolis - August 12, 2016
  • Cincinnati Bar Association - ''Prototype and Volume Submitter Programs - The Looming PPA Restatements for Defined Contribution Plans'' - February 13, 2015
  • SunGard’s Advanced Pension Conference - ''Troubleshooting Participant Loans'' - Orlando - February 07, 2013
  • ASPPA Benefits Council of Central Florida - ''Compensation Consternation'' - Jacksonville - February 06, 2013


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