CHRISTINE E. QUIER-SHETH
Special Counsel
(203) 351-8065 (203) 351-8065
CHRISTINE E. QUIER-SHETH Special Counsel
Christine Quier-Sheth advises Fortune 500 companies and other organizations on employee benefits law and executive compensation matters.  Attracting and retaining outstanding professionals is critical today for businesses, and Christine is dedicated to ensuring that her clients remain protected while offering competitive benefits and other incentives to executives and employees alike.

Christine’s experience includes advising on legal and regulatory developments impacting benefits and compensation programs, and counseling businesses on fiduciary, benefits, tax and compensation compliance matters.  She also negotiates with the IRS and DOL remedial actions necessary to cure compliance deficiencies, as well as benefits-related provisions in purchase and sale agreements, vendor agreements, investment management agreements and trust agreements, to name a few.

Moreover, Christine counsels employers on the design, implementation and administration of benefit and compensation programs.  This advice includes comprehensive counsel pertaining to participant communications such as enrollment materials, plan summaries, claim responses and other benefits-related communications, as well as amendments necessary to implement design changes.  She supports clients in transitioning to new service providers, integrating acquired employees onto client benefit programs, and in evaluating and executing pension de-risking strategies.  Christine enjoys working with individual executives in designing and negotiating their employment and severance agreements in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Notably, Christine served as in-house employee benefits counsel for a Fortune 500 company for four years prior to rejoining private practice at Kelley Drye, where she helped her business partners comply with a variety of benefits laws.  In particular, she spent a significant amount of time analyzing health care reform mandates and working with each business in developing appropriate compliance strategies.  An outstanding writer and effective communicator, Christine remains focused on protecting organizational interests by addressing the legal challenges at hand, all while diffusing potential “people problems” when and where it is needed most.

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Christine Quier-Sheth advises Fortune 500 companies and other organizations on employee benefits law and executive compensation matters.  Attracting and retaining outstanding professionals is critical today for businesses, and Christine is dedicated to ensuring that her clients remain protected while offering competitive benefits and other incentives to executives and employees alike.

Christine’s experience includes advising on legal and regulatory developments impacting benefits and compensation programs, and counseling businesses on fiduciary, benefits, tax and compensation compliance matters.  She also negotiates with the IRS and DOL remedial actions necessary to cure compliance deficiencies, as well as benefits-related provisions in purchase and sale agreements, vendor agreements, investment management agreements and trust agreements, to name a few.

Moreover, Christine counsels employers on the design, implementation and administration of benefit and compensation programs.  This advice includes comprehensive counsel pertaining to participant communications such as enrollment materials, plan summaries, claim responses and other benefits-related communications, as well as amendments necessary to implement design changes.  She supports clients in transitioning to new service providers, integrating acquired employees onto client benefit programs, and in evaluating and executing pension de-risking strategies.  Christine enjoys working with individual executives in designing and negotiating their employment and severance agreements in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Notably, Christine served as in-house employee benefits counsel for a Fortune 500 company for four years prior to rejoining private practice at Kelley Drye, where she helped her business partners comply with a variety of benefits laws.  In particular, she spent a significant amount of time analyzing health care reform mandates and working with each business in developing appropriate compliance strategies.  An outstanding writer and effective communicator, Christine remains focused on protecting organizational interests by addressing the legal challenges at hand, all while diffusing potential “people problems” when and where it is needed most.