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Jennifer Zimmerman

Morgan Stanley
Executive Director
New York, NY, USA

Jennifer Zimmerman is an Executive Director in the Legal and Compliance Division of Morgan Stanley.  She heads the ERISA and Employee Benefits Legal Group and also provides expertise in connection with executive compensation, employment law and related matters.

Ms. Zimmerman’s principal responsibilities include all legal issues related to Morgan Stanley’s employee benefits in the Americas, including pension, defined contribution, employee stock ownership, and health and welfare plans.  She covers benefits matters in transactions, reporting and disclosure, litigation, corporate, tax and securities laws, financings, compliance and employee issues. Ms. Zimmerman acts as counsel to Morgan Stanley’s US Retirement Plan Investment Committee and Canadian Retirement Plan Operations Committee.

Ms. Zimmerman joined Morgan Stanley in 1998.  She received a J.D. with a concentration in Business Law and Regulation from Cornell Law School in 1988 and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1991.  Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ms. Zimmerman was an attorney with the law firms of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (1989-98) and Botein, Hays & Sklar (1988-89).  Ms. Zimmerman is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut and is a member of the American Bar Association, the ERISA Committee of the American Bankers’ Association and the National Association of Women Lawyers, is co-chair of the advisory board of the Women In Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) East and a member of the BNA Tax Management Advisory Board – Compensation Planning.  She is a member of Morgan Stanley’s Women’s Business Alliance, the Morgan Stanley Legal and Compliance Division’s Philanthropy Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and a former co-chair of its Women’s Committee.


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