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Sheppard Mullin Adds Tax Partner In Washington, D.C.

Claudia Hinsch Deepens Firm’s Transactional Capabilities on the East Coast

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that Claudia L. Hinsch has joined the firm’s Tax, Employee Benefits, and Trusts and Estates practice group as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Hinsch joins from Holland & Knight. She is the sixth lateral partner to join the firm in 2020.

"2019 was another very busy year for our transactional practices," said Jon Newby, vice chairman of Sheppard Mullin. "A deep bench of highly experienced tax attorneys who can advise clients on executive compensation and benefits plans, particularly in the context of private equity, M&A and financing transactions, is critical to helping our clients successfully achieve their business objectives. Claudia has a wealth of experience in this area, and she will be a valuable addition to our Tax and Corporate practices on the East Coast and firmwide."

Amy L. Tranckino, leader of the firm’s Tax, Employee Benefits, and Trusts and Estates practice, added, "Claudia has a deep understanding of executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA matters and a proven ability to provide thoughtful, strategic advice to clients navigating these complex plans. We are thrilled she’s joined us."

Hinsch advises employers, including private, public and tax-exempt entities, on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits matters, from qualified retirement plans and fringe benefits, to health and welfare plans arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code and the Affordable Care Act. She counsels clients on administrative human resources issues, compliance matters, merger integration, employment agreements, long-term and short-term incentive compensation plans, and change-in-control programs. She also assists clients with severance agreements and golden parachute analysis in connection with corporate transactions. She received her B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and her LL.M. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University Law Center.

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