Timothy G. Verrall

Shareholder || Houston

Timothy G. Verrall is a shareholder in the Houston office of Ogletree Deakins where he advises a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of employee benefit plan issues arising under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and related federal and state laws including the following:

  • Employee Benefit Plan Design & Administration. Representation of public, private, non-profit, and governmental employers in connection with the design, implementation, and administration of retirement, health and welfare, and fringe benefit plans including tax qualification matters, plan drafting, vendor searches, processing and determination of benefit claims, plan administrative and corrections issues, HIPAA (including health care privacy and security) and COBRA compliance, and fiduciary responsibility matters.
  • Executive and Incentive Compensation. Representation of public, private, non-profit, and governmental employers in connection with the design, implementation, and administration of executive compensation arrangements and agreements, including non-qualified deferred compensation programs, employment, retention, change in control, and severance arrangements, and incentive and equity compensation programs.
  • Controversies and Litigation. Representation of public and private employers in connection with DOL, IRS, and PBGC audits involving retirement and health and welfare plans and ERISA litigation matters involving fiduciary responsibility, benefit claims, preemption issues, employee and contractor terminations, and health care privacy.
  • Plan Investments. Representation of financial institutions, private equity firms, private and governmental pension plans, and investment advisers regarding ERISA implications of plan investments including structure and administration of investment vehicles and portfolio companies and issuance of investment products targeted at benefit plan investors.
  • Health Care Privacy. Representation of financial institutions, insurers, technology companies, health care providers, and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in connection with health care privacy and data security requirements imposed by HIPAA and related federal and state statutes.

Tim also has extensive experience in the transactional setting, having advised clients in connection with over 300 corporate transactions of all types (mergers, asset and stock acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, and outsourcing arrangements), including pre-deal analysis and assessment, negotiation of acquisition and related agreements, and post-deal transition matters.


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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Tax Section)
  • California State Bar Association (Tax and Employment Sections)
  • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Society of Human Resource Managers
  • Professional in Human Resource Administration
  • Western Pension & Benefits Conference – Orange County, CA chapter (Past Board Member; President – 2006)
  • California Compensation & Benefits Advisor (Former Editorial Board Member)


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