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Stephanie O. Zorn

Principal
St. Louis

P 314-827-3970 F 314-827-3940
Stephanie.Zorn@jacksonlewis.com

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Stephanie  O. Zorn

Biography

Stephanie O. Zorn is a Principal in the St. Louis, Missouri, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. Zorn has over twenty years of experience representing management in employee benefits and employment matters, both as in-house counsel and in private practice.

Ms. Zorn’s employee benefits practice includes assisting clients with all aspects of a broad range of plans, including retirement plans, health and welfare plans, nonqualified plans, executive compensation plans, severance plans and voluntary early retirement plans.  A substantial portion of Ms. Zorn’s practice is devoted to defending plans and plan administrators -- including global technology companies, global consumer goods companies and national hospital chains -- in disability and life insurance claim litigation, including ERISA section 502(a)(1)(B) and (a)(3) claims.  Recent notable disability claim litigation successes include prevailing on behalf of a global consumer goods company in a several hundred thousand dollar long term disability plan claim after oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  A significant portion of Ms. Zorn’s practice consists of representing clients -- including hedge funds, global consumer goods companies and national retail operators -- in all aspects of merger and acquisition due diligence, including post-closing integration.  Ms. Zorn’s practice also includes counseling clients on Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, COBRA, ACA, HIPAA and fiduciary compliance -- including investment selection, service provider reviews and plan committee issues. 

Ms. Zorn’s employment practice consists of counseling employers in connection with discrimination, harassment, disability accommodations, family and medical leave and wage and hour matters.  Ms. Zorn also assists clients with reductions in force and reorganizations, noncompete and confidentiality agreements, retention agreements, service provider classification, outsourcing and international labor and employment matters.

Ms. Zorn is a frequent speaker on employee benefits and employment law issues.

 

Honors and Recognitions

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