Timothy F. Kennedy Joins FordHarrison's Memphis Office as Counsel

Date   Oct 11, 2016

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Timothy F. Kennedy has joined FordHarrison’s Memphis office as Counsel. Tim comes to FordHarrison from the employee benefits and executive compensation practice group of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

“We are glad to have Tim join our team,” said Louis Britt, Office Managing Partner of FordHarrison’s Memphis office. “His years of experience and commitment to client service make him an asset to the firm.”

Tim focuses his practice on advising clients on legal issues pertaining to retirement plans, health and welfare benefits, executive compensation arrangements, and fringe benefits. His experience includes assisting employer in complying with the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and advising employers on best practices in the design, implementation, and administration of employee benefit plans. Tim routinely drafts and reviews employee benefit plans and executive compensation agreements, negotiates employee benefit plan service provider agreements, prepares Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determination letter filings and voluntary compliance program submissions, and counsels employee benefit plan fiduciaries on their duties under ERISA.

He previously served as an Assistant Regional Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Social Security Administration, where he participated in the agency’s state and local government entity coverage compliance efforts, defended agency disability decisions in federal district and circuit courts, and represented the agency in employment matters before the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Tim’s admission to the Tennessee Bar is pending.