Kathleen R. Barrow, a Shareholder in the Rapid City, South Dakota office of Jackson Lewis P.C., has designed welfare benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements, and has counseled sponsors and administrators of these types of plans, for fifteen years. She has appeared on behalf of clients before the national offices of the United States Treasury and the Department of Labor Employee Benefit Security Administration.
Ms. Barrow actively participates in national coalitions of counsel that assist employers in defending audits of welfare and pension benefit plans. She advises clients and counsel across the country with regard to defined contribution arrangements that provide post-retirement health benefits to employees.
Ms. Barrow received her law degree with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1992, where she was a Managing Editor of the Oklahoma Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. She received her Masters in Business Administration degree in finance with high honors from Oklahoma City University in 2001. She is licensed to practice in Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and the U.S. Tax Court.
After law school, Ms. Barrow clerked for the Honorable David L. Russell, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Ms. Barrow is a member of the tax section of the American Bar Association and the Southwest Benefits Association.