Gary Quintiere has spent his entire career helping clients develop workable, common-sense solutions to difficult and sensitive issues. His practice covers the full gamut of benefit issues, including post-Pension Protect Act (PPA) funding and cash balance conversions for pension plans, employer stock, automatic enrollment and qualified default investment for 401(k) plans, fiduciary considerations and 404(k) dividend deductions for employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), the 419/419A deduction limitations pertaining to voluntary employees' beneficiary associations (VEBAs), and the establishment of 401(h) accounts in traditional defined benefit and money purchase plans, as well as such welfare plan-related issues arising under cafeteria plans, flexible spending accounts, and COBRA continuation, including the recently enacted federal subsidy rules. More >
- Assisted a financial institution in the design and drafting of its long-term incentive plan and change-of-control agreements.
- Represented a public company CEO in connection with the establishment and renegotiation of his employment agreement.
- Assisted a technology company in connection with the structuring of various compensation arrangements for its foreign-based executives, one of them being a "country friendly" employment agreement designed to preclude or minimize jurisdiction of European courts.
Rankings and Recognition
- Chambers USA: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (District of Columbia), 2009 - 2016
- The Best Lawyers in America®: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 1987 - 2017
- Legal 500: Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, 2010 - 2014
- Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®: Employee Benefits, 2008 - 2016
Professional and Community Involvement
- Charter Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
- Member, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association
- District of Columbia
- Clerk, The Honorable Philip Nichols, Jr., United States Court of Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- J.D., The George Washington University National Law Center, 1969
- A.B., Lafayette College, 1966