Press Release

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Attorney Christian Fox Joins Ballard Spahr

April 10, 2024

Christian Fox—an employee benefits and executive compensation attorney with almost three decades of experience with ERISA, health and welfare plans, and defined-benefit and defined-contribution retirement plans—has joined Ballard Spahr as Of Counsel in its Business and Transactions Department and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, firm Chair Peter Michaud announced today. She is resident in the firm’s Atlanta office.

“Christian’s broad base of experience and thoughtful approach to client service make her an excellent fit for our team,” said Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Leader Brian M. Pinheiro. “Our Group is even stronger and bench even deeper with her at the firm.”

Ms. Fox has conducted due diligence reviews of plans, programs, and agreements; drafted and negotiated benefits aspects of purchase and merger agreements; managed participant appeals and litigation, government inquiries, and audits; and written HIPAA policies and procedures. She joined Ballard Spahr from a large, publicly traded transportation company, where she served as in-house benefits counsel for more than a decade. At Ballard Spahr, Ms. Fox will handle matters pertaining to retirement plans, executive compensation packages, and health and welfare plans.

The firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation attorneys counsel clients on benefits-related legal compliance matters, chiefly those involving executive compensation and incentive plans; qualified and nonqualified retirement plans; health and welfare benefit plans; and employee stock ownership plans.

“Ballard is known for strategically partnering with its clients to find opportunities in complex situations and thorny matters,” Ms. Fox said. “This team is a perfect fit for my practice, and I am looking forward to guiding our clients through these challenging times.”

For media inquiries, please contact Will Ashenmacher at 612.371.5792.

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