Diane V. Dygert
Areas of Practice
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Qualified & Nonqualified Retirement Plans; Health & Welfare Benefits Plans; HIPAA Privacy & Security; Corporate Transactions & Restructuring; Executive & Equity Compensation International
Ms. Dygert is a partner practicing in the area of Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation. She frequently provides counsel to clients on voluntary and involuntary severance and reductions in force. Ms. Dygert has substantial experience with both qualified and nonqualified retirement plans as well as health and welfare plans. She has counseled and trained clients extensively on HIPAA privacy compliance and helped implement compliance plans. Ms. Dygert works with clients on establishing and conducting appropriate fiduciary compliance processes-critically important in this era of intense scrutiny. She also focuses on executive compensation matters, including employment and severance agreements, stock options, restricted stock, and performance-based compensation. Ms. Dygert is involved in the international aspects of employee benefits issues.
Ms. Dygert has served as an adjunct professor in the Employee Benefits Graduate Program at John Marshall Law School. Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Ms. Dygert was senior counsel at Waste Management, Inc., where she was responsible for legal review of all areas of employee benefits and executive compensation.
J.D., University of Michigan (1987)
B.S., Cornell University (1984)
American Bar Association (Section of Taxation)
Chicago Bar Association
Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals
"Final Deferred Compensation Regulations," 26th Annual Federal Tax Institutes Chicago-Kent College of Law (May 3-4, 2007)
"Final Deferred Compensation Regulations," Worldwide Employee Benefits-Chicago Chapter (May 23, 2007)
Illinois Super Lawyer
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