ST. LOUIS, MO – Jackson Lewis P.C., L&E Global USA partner and one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Stephanie O. Zorn has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as Of Counsel. Ms. Zorn, who joins the firm after serving as Senior Employee Benefits and Labor Counsel to Energizer Holdings, Inc., brings over a decade of senior management experience in benefits, employment and labor counseling within the United States as well as globally.
At Energizer, Ms. Zorn’s employment and labor duties included worldwide responsibility for advising on and managing reductions in force, large-scale employee outsourcings, departmental reorganizations, and a wide range of personnel issues, as well as drafting and advising on noncompete, confidentiality, employment and retention agreements. In addition, she regularly prepared and presented management training programs, drafted employee handbooks and employment policies, negotiated union contracts and managed the defense of employment claims and litigation.
“We have long been familiar with Stephanie’s reputation as a highly-respected attorney with impressive credentials,” said Jessica Liss, Managing Shareholder of Jackson Lewis’ St. Louis office. “The skill sets she has developed after serving as in-house counsel at a major multi-national corporation are invaluable to us at Jackson Lewis, and we are pleased to have her as the newest member of our growing St. Louis team.”
Ms. Zorn’s employee benefits duties included advising management and benefits personnel on ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, IRC, PPACA and DOL compliance. She also advised on and managed defined contribution and defined benefit pension plans and health and welfare plans for tax qualification compliance and design changes, as well as executive nonqualified deferred compensation plans, bonus plans and change in control agreements for IRC 162(m) and 409A compliance.
“Having someone of Stephanie’s caliber join our growing employee benefits practice is exciting,” said Baltimore Shareholder Joy Napier-Joyce, leader of the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. “She will be instrumental in further enhancing our ability to serve our clients, both in St. Louis and nationally, as we help them navigate the ever-changing employee benefits landscape.”
Ms. Zorn is admitted to practice in Missouri. She received her B.A. from Macalester College, her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University’s School of Law.
Jackson Lewis’ St. Louis office can be reached at (314) 827-3939.