John Marshall Law School Associate Dean Kennedy Appointed Chair of ABA Employee Benefits Committee

Chicago, May 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associate Dean and Professor Kathryn Kennedy has been appointed chair of the Committee on Employee Benefits for the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation.

Kennedy’s appointment is recognition by her peers of her abilities and contributions to the work of the ABA’s Taxation Section. As chair, Kennedy will have opportunities to affect the development and administration of the tax laws through programs and projects.

“This will be an exciting year due to the changes in the administration and in Congress. We look forward to working with our colleagues at the IRS/Treasury, the Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation as they implement these changes,” said Kennedy, who is the Director of John Marshall’s Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits.

Kennedy’s one-year appointment as chair begins July 1.

Kennedy was recognized as the 2009 ASPPA’s Educator of the Year. She was recently inducted as a Fellow of The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and now serves on its Board of Governors. She served on the IRS’ Advisory Council For Tax Exempt/Government Entities from 2009 to 2012 and on the U.S. Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council from 2005 to 2008. She is an active member of the Advisory Boards of Practicing Law Company and Drake University’s National Advisory Council for the Actuarial Science Program. She has testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on several occasions and has proposed legislation in the area of executive deferred compensation plans.

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago's legal, financial and commercial districts. The 2017 U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools ranks John Marshall's Lawyering Skills Program 5th, its Trial Advocacy Program 19th and its Intellectual Property Law Program 21st in the nation. Since its inception, John Marshall has been a pioneer in legal education and has been guided by a tradition of diversity, innovation, access and opportunity.


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