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Rosina B. Barker

Rosina B. Barker

Ivins, Phillips & Barker

Washington, DC, USA


Rosina B. Barker is a partner with Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Washington, D.C. She devotes her practice exclusively to executive compensation, employee benefits and qualified retirement plans.

Before joining Ivins, Rosina served on the staff of the Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, where she had primary staff responsibility for benefits-related tax provisions in all legislation from the Tax Reform Act of 1986 through the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1990.

Rosina received her J.D magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, M.P.P., Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and A.B. cum laude, Harvard University.

Rosina is a Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, a Member of the Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Advisory Board, and a Member of the Tax Law and Employee Benefits Advisory Board, The John Marshall Law School. She served as Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Taxation Section, D.C. Bar, from 2003 - 2006 and as Editor in Chief, Benefits Law Journal, 1997 - 2001.

She is a frequent speaker and writer on executive compensation and employee benefits, and is a contributing author of Cash Balance Plans (Aspen 2003) and The 409A Handbook (Bloomberg BNA 2010). Recent publications  include "Executive Compensation Clawbacks: Tax Consequences and Complications," NYU 70th Institute on Federal Taxation 20-1, (2012); "Document Failures in the 409A-Covered Plan: Correcting with and without Notice 2010-6," BNA Pension and Benefits Daily, April 12, 2010; and "409A Failures: Correcting With and Without Notice 2008-113," Tax Notes, August 10, 2009; Vesting Deferred Compensation Under 409A: When Words are More Taxing than Deeds, Tax Notes February 6, 2006  Law Journal, Summer 2002.

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