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Kathryn B. Solley

Of Counsel

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
kathy.solley@nelsonmullins.com

Kathy Solley focuses her practice on executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA law. She works with public and private companies and their employee benefits needs and has worked as in-house counsel with a large electric public utility in the northeast and then with a large, publicly traded multinational corporation. She also advises governmental pension plans and...

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Kathy Solley focuses her practice on executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA law. She works with public and private companies and their employee benefits needs and has worked as in-house counsel with a large electric public utility in the northeast and then with a large, publicly traded multinational corporation. She also advises governmental pension plans and tax exempt entities on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

 

tax exempt entities on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

 

Kathy Solley focuses her practice on executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA law. She works with public and private companies and their employee benefits needs and has worked as in-house counsel with a large electric public utility in the northeast and then with a large, publicly traded multinational corporation. She also advises governmental pension plans and... tax exempt entities on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

 

Experience

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  • Serves clients on legal matters pertaining to employee benefits and executive compensation, including nonqualified deferred compensation plans, defined benefit pension plans, 401(k) plans, group health plans, and stock options, as well as fiduciary counseling under ERISA
  • Counsels on day-to-day plan administration as well as the impact of employee benefits and compensation for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • Drafted one of the first cash balance pension plans and has followed the changing legal environment for such hybrid plans
  • Guides clients through 401(k) plan corrections, including negotiating filings and closing agreements with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Fiduciary counseling focuses on benefit plan committees, both administrative and investment, and their members
  • Advises clients on Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance and reporting, including strategies for identifying full-time employee status.
  • Serves as counsel to the pension board of a governmental pension plan, with a focus on improvement of administrative processes and open record issues.

Education

  • New York University School of Law, JD
  • Yale University, BA, cum laude

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • New York

Practice Areas

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  • Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta Volunteer of the Year (2018)
  • 21st Century Leaders Spirit of Leadership Award (2017)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Trustee, Kiwanis Foundation of Atlanta
  • Former Secretary and Member of 21st Century Leaders’ Executive Committee
  • Past President, Southern Employee Benefits Conference (now Southern Benefits Educational Network or SBEN)
  • Former Board Member, National Women in Pensions 
  • Former Board Member, Peachtree-Atlanta Kiwanis Club
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