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Kellie M. Thomas


P 410-415-2029
F 410-415-2001


Kellie M. Thomas is an Associate in the Baltimore, Maryland office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on a variety of employee benefits, executive compensation, and employment law matters, including general compliance and administration of qualified retirement plans and welfare plans under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, deferred compensation issues arising under Code Section 409A, and preventive advice and counsel with respect to workplace law matters.

While attending law school, Ms. Thomas was an Associate Editor of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal and a board member of the Unemployment Action Center.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Thomas was an associate in the employment, compensation and benefits practice of a global law firm.


Published Works

  • “Changes Afoot for ERISA ‘Reportable Event’ Rules,” Employee Benefit Plan Review (July 2013) [Co-Author]


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January 24, 2017

Employee Benefits Newsletter – Winter 2017

January 24, 2017

In this issue: HHS and ACA Enforcement under the Influence of a Trump Administration. A summary of some of the essential facts about enforcement of the Affordable Care Act by the Department of Health and Human Services. Continued Struggles Expected for the Internal Revenue Service. The Trump Administration is expected to continue... Read More

October 25, 2016

Employee Benefits Newsletter – Fall 2016

October 25, 2016

In this issue: The ‘Missive Gap’ — Employers to Cope Without Updated Plan IRS Determination Letters. For employers that sponsor and maintain individually designed qualified retirement plans (“IDPs”), such as 401(k), profit-sharing, or traditional defined benefit pension plans, beginning January 1, 2017,... Read More

June 17, 2016

Healthcare Subsidies for Grad Students: An ACA Conundrum

June 17, 2016

Colleges and universities historically have provided graduate student employees (e.g., teaching assistants) with a stipend or reimbursement to help defray (or even fully cover) the cost of their medical coverage under the student health plan. Competing guidance from the Departments of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), Labor... Read More