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Stephanie O. Zorn

Of Counsel
St. Louis

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

Biography

Stephanie O. Zorn is Of Counsel 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 counseling clients with regard to plan compliance, administration, participant disclosures, reporting and drafting requirements under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, ACA, HIPAA and COBRA.  Ms. Zorn assists clients with a broad range of plans, including retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, nonqualified plans, executive compensation plans, severance plans and voluntary early retirement plans.  Ms. Zorn’s practice includes counseling clients on fiduciary compliance -- including investment selection, service provider reviews and plan committee issues -- and merger and acquisition issues.  Ms. Zorn also represents clients in a range of employee benefits claims and litigation, including ERISA claims for plan benefits and COBRA compliance challenges.

Ms. Zorn’s employment practice consists of counseling and defending 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, including federal health care reform and discrimination laws.

Honors and Recognitions

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August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

May 31, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Recommended in The Legal 500

May 31, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 31, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and its attorneys have been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 in the following practice areas falling under the Labor and Employment designation: Employee health and retirement plans,... Read More

August 18, 2015
Primary Opinion

Stephanie Zorn Authors "ACA Cadillac Tax: Cruising Toward Proposed Regulations."

August 18, 2015

Stephanie Zorn authors "ACA Cadillac Tax: Cruising Toward Proposed Regulations," published in Primary Opinion. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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April 14, 2016

Overview of Department of Labor’s Final Fiduciary Rule

April 14, 2016

The Department of Labor has issued its much-anticipated final rule (the “Rule”) concerning the expanded definition of who is considered a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as amended (“ERISA”), and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), as well as certain... Read More

January 27, 2016

Supreme Court Rebukes Ninth Circuit’s Disregard of Prudence Precedent for Employee Stock Ownership Plans

January 27, 2016

Providing a specific, stringent pleading standard for claims alleging breach of the duty of prudence against fiduciaries who manage employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), the U.S. Supreme Court again has reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Amgen Inc. v. Harris, No. 15-278 (Jan. 25, 2016), because of its failure to apply the... Read More

August 21, 2015

Final Regulations on Contraceptive Coverage under Affordable Care Act – the Religious Exemption

August 21, 2015

The Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services have released Final Regulations providing much-needed guidance with respect to defining a “closely-held corporation.” The Final Regulations, released on July 14, 2015, also provide guidelines for establishing a religious objection for purposes of qualifying for... Read More

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Aug 8toAug 9

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August 8, 2018 - 8:30 AM to August 9, 2018 - 4:30 PM EST
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Financial Conflict of Interest in the Eighth Circuit: Trigger of a Less Deferential Standard of Review or Mere Factor in Determining Plan Administrator Abuse of Discretion?
April 15, 2018

It is well-established under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) that when an employee benefit plan grants the plan administrator discretion to decide questions of eligibility for benefits or to construe plan terms, judicial review of the plan administrator’s denial of benefits is generally limited to the deferen Read More

2018 Tax Reform Series: Goodbye to the Individual Mandate
January 23, 2018

This is the seventh article in our series covering various tax and employee benefits-related changes contained in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by the President on December 22, 2017. Once significant change made by the Act, summarized below, is the elimination of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, effective 2019. Read More

Employer Health Plan Premiums Rose in 2016, But Just Barely
September 25, 2017

Premiums for Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace coverage continue to sky rocket, with the average cost of a benchmark plan in the individual market place rising 20% this year. There is very different news for employer-sponsored plans. Read More