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Pamela Baker

233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5900, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6361
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Pamela Baker

233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5900, Chicago, Illinois 60606-6361
Firm: Dentons
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Firm

Dentons


Years In Practice


Phone Number (312) 876-8000

Pamela Baker is past chair of the firm’s US Pensions, Benefits and Executive Compensation practice. She represents boards and compensation committees of public and not-for-profit businesses in executive compensation matters. She also handles nonqualified deferred compensation and equity incentive arrangements for both private and public entities, and represents employers and high-level executives in employment agreements, severance arrangements and golden parachute plans. Pamela's practice covers representation of employers in the design, implementation and administration of tax-qualified retirement plans, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) representation of institutional fiduciaries and advice to financial institutions concerning ERISA issues arising in pension fund investing.

Pamela is past president of the board of directors of the American Bar Association Retirement Funds and a former member of the ABA Tax Section Council. She is past chair of the American Bar Association Taxation Section Employee Benefits Committee, and formerly chaired the Illinois State Bar Association Employee Benefits Section Council and the Chicago Bar Association Employee Benefits Committee. She is a charter member of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Pamela has chaired and spoken at many nationally noted employee benefits and executive compensation programs. She co-chaired the JCEB/ABA National Institute on Executive Compensation for over 15 years, and for many years, co-chaired the American Law Institute Course of Study, Pension, Profit-Sharing, Welfare and other Compensation Plans.

Pamela is nationally recognized as a leading practitioner in the employee benefits and executive compensation field, and is a frequent author and speaker. Recent topics include the intersection of federal securities laws with tax-qualified retirement plans, and deferred compensation under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A.

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Awards
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Pamela Baker
Recognized with a "Lawyer of the Year" award in Best Lawyers®
Education
University of Wisconsin - Madison, JD
Graduated 1976
Smith College, AB
Graduated 1972
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (312) 876-8000
233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5900
Chicago, Illinois 60606-6361
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