Jane Armstrong practices exclusively in the areas of executive compensation and employee benefits, with more than 35 years of experience. Her recent practice has emphasized compensation matters arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

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Jane Armstrong practices exclusively in the areas of executive compensation and employee benefits, with more than 35 years of experience. Her recent practice has emphasized compensation matters arising in connection with mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Jane's practice includes the design and implementation of executive compensation, equity compensation and other compensatory arrangements, such as golden parachutes and deferred compensation. She also represents companies and executives in connection with the negotiation of employment and severance agreements. Jane provides advice concerning securities laws related to compensation, such as proxy disclosures, Forms 3 and 4, and Forms S-3, S-8, and 8-K, and Rule 701, and compliance with Sections 162(m), 409A, and 280G of the Internal Revenue Code. She is recognized as a national speaker in the areas of employee benefits and executive compensation, and she was also the first woman to participate in firmwide management, serving on the firm’s Operations Committee.

Jane is a Board Certified Tax Law Specialist, certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. Before joining the firm, she was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, in New York, New York, and a partner at Jones Walker in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Speaking Engagements

Memberships & Affiliations

Professional

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Section of Taxation - Tax Specialization Examiner (1998-2000)
  • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals

Civic

  • Tulane University School of Law Estate Planning Institute (2005-Present)
  • Southwest Benefits Association - Board of Directors (2005-2008)

Recognition

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, The Best Lawyers in America (1989-2021)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (2007-2018)
  • Top Lawyers: Employee Benefits Law, New Orleans Magazine

Education

  • Vanderbilt University
    J.D., 1979, Order of the Coif
  • San Diego State University
    A.B., with distinction, 1974

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • New York (inactive)
  • 2018 National Institute of Pension Administrators Annual Forum and Expo (May, 2018)
  • New Orleans Labor and Employment Law Seminar (November, 2017)
  • A Night at the Museum: An Insight into Balancing 401(k) Fiduciary Responsibilities & Risk (August, 2016)
  • Tulane Tax Institute, “Practical Problems and Solutions for Deferred Compensation - Section 409A” (October 2015)
  • American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), Western Benefits Conference, “Correcting Multiple Failures” (July 2015)
  • National Institute of Plan Administrators, “Correcting Error – EPCRS” (May 2015)
  • Professional

    • Louisiana State Bar Association, Section of Taxation - Tax Specialization Examiner (1998-2000)
    • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals

    Civic

    • Tulane University School of Law Estate Planning Institute (2005-Present)
    • Southwest Benefits Association - Board of Directors (2005-2008)
    • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
    • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, The Best Lawyers in America (1989-2021)
    • Louisiana Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (2007-2018)
    • Top Lawyers: Employee Benefits Law, New Orleans Magazine