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Kaley M. Ventura

Associate

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5541
Fax: (312) 460-7541
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Ms. Ventura is an associate in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office.

Ms. Ventura advises public and private employers on issues affecting a wide variety of benefit arrangements, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, defined benefit plans, executive compensation arrangements, health and welfare plans and fringe benefit plans.

Qualified Retirement Plans.  Ms. Ventura regularly counsels clients on the design and day-to-day administration of qualified retirement plans, including plan document maintenance, governance and fiduciary matters, third-party service agreements, pension de-risking and correction of operational and fiduciary errors.  Ms. Ventura’s work with qualified retirement plans includes representing clients in IRS and DOL audits, and advising clients on the impact of corporate transactions and reductions-in-force on existing retirement plans.

Executive Compensation.  Ms. Ventura assists clients with the design and implementation of non-qualified deferred compensation plans, equity incentive plans, employee stock purchase plans and executive severance plans.  She frequently advises clients on the application of the complex tax rules governing these arrangements, including Code Section 409A.  Ms. Ventura also counsels clients with respect to executive employment agreements.

Health and Welfare Plans.  Ms. Ventura also assists clients with matters relating to health and welfare plans, cafeteria plans, wellness programs and severance plans, including compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA and COBRA.

Ms. Ventura is an associate in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office.

Ms. Ventura advises public and private employers on issues affecting a wide variety of benefit arrangements, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, defined benefit plans, executive compensation arrangements, health and welfare plans and fringe benefit plans.

Qualified Retirement Plans.  Ms. Ventura regularly counsels clients on the design and day-to-day administration of qualified retirement plans, including plan document maintenance, governance and fiduciary matters, third-party service agreements, pension de-risking and correction of operational and fiduciary errors.  Ms. Ventura’s work with qualified retirement plans includes representing clients in IRS and DOL audits, and advising clients on the impact of corporate transactions and reductions-in-force on existing retirement plans.

Executive Compensation.  Ms. Ventura assists clients with the design and implementation of non-qualified deferred compensation plans, equity incentive plans, employee stock purchase plans and executive severance plans.  She frequently advises clients on the application of the complex tax rules governing these arrangements, including Code Section 409A.  Ms. Ventura also counsels clients with respect to executive employment agreements.

Health and Welfare Plans.  Ms. Ventura also assists clients with matters relating to health and welfare plans, cafeteria plans, wellness programs and severance plans, including compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA and COBRA.

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, cum laude (2012)
    Associate and Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review
    Certificates of Merit, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Enterprise Organization
    Certificate of Pro Bono Service
  • B.A., Marquette University, summa cum laude (2009)
    Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Affiliations

  • Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, Chicagoland Chapter

Presentations

  • “Year-End Legislative and Regulatory Benefits Update,” Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, Chicagoland-Downtown Chapter (February 7, 2019)
  • “Year-End Legislative and Regulatory Benefits Update,” Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, Chicagoland-Western Suburbs Chapter (December 6, 2018)
  • “Wellness Programs and the EEOC,” 2017 HR Conferences, Management Association of Illinois (March 16, 2017)
  • "ACA: What’s the Latest?," Management Association of Illinois (September 29, 2016)