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Heather C. Panick


*Admitted only in OK and TX

P 402-391-1991
F 402-391-7363


Heather C. Panick is an Associate in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. Panick has an active ERISA and federal income tax practice involving the representation of clients in tax adversary proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service, United States Tax Court and Second Circuit Court of Appeals relating to payroll, trust fund recovery penalties, employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements.  Her practice also includes working with clients and the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and PBGC in correcting plan operational and qualification errors, plan design issues, audit and collection matters and other plan and tax related issues.

Ms. Panick also has experience representing corporate clients in employment discrimination, retaliation, SEC investigations, tax and ERISA litigation matters. Her representation of clients in labor and employment matters ranges from defending and responding to EEOC charges, worker’s compensation claims, worker misclassification claims and state administrative proceedings.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Southwest Benefits Group
  • State Bar of Texas, Former Vice Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Tax Section (2011-2013)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Houston Junior Aeros Hockey Association, Board Member

Published Works

  • Employment Discrimination Law, 5th Ed. (ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law 2015 Cumulative Supplement) [Contributing Editor]
  • “FATCA and FBAR Reporting Obligations: Will the Benefits Outweigh the Burdens,” Texas Tax Lawyer (Spring 2012 ed.) [Author]
  • “2011 Year in Review-Tax Law,” Texas Bar Journal, Vol. 75, No. 1 (January 2012) [Author]
  • “In re Visteon Corp.: Revolution in Retirees’ Rights to Group Health Care Benefits or Merely Affirmation of New Bankruptcy Procedures,” Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin (September 2010) [Co-Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Form 1099 and the Effect of the New Health Care Reform Act,” Lorman Education Services (Houston, TX November 2010) (presenter)

See AllPublications

April 2, 2018

Employee Benefits Newsletter – Spring 2018

April 2, 2018

In this issue: View from Jackson Lewis: The Curious Odyssey of the Multiemployer Defined Benefit Pension Fund. A review of the state of multiemployer funds. 2018 Tax Reform. A summary of the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including practical advice for employers. Recent Developments. Recent developments in... Read More

September 7, 2017

Employee Benefits Newsletter – Summer/Fall 2017

September 7, 2017

In this issue: Proving Loss Causation in Breach of Fiduciary Claims – The Split Widens. Analysis of recent litigation trends involving loss causation, an important burden-of-proof issue in ERISA fiduciary claims. Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions. A summary of the most significant compensation... Read More