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Vicki M. Nielsen

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Washington, DC, USA

Vicki M. Nielsen, of counsel, Ogletree Deakins

Ms. Nielsen is a member of the employee benefits and executive compensation group. She has worked extensively in the areas of executive compensation arrangements, equity compensation and benefits provided to employees and independent contractors outside of qualified retirement plans. She has experience with all issues relating to executive compensation arrangements, including Code § 409A, performance-based compensation and Code § 162(m), equity compensation, change in control agreements, golden parachute taxes and Code § 280G; executive fringe benefits; executive compensation disclosure issues (Item 402 S-K); Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank compliance and other related corporate governance requirements and proxy advisory firm policies. She also routinely advises clients regarding fringe benefit plans, severance plans, supplemental unemployment compensation benefit plans (SUB pay), worker classification, employment taxes and related reporting and withholding requirements, and tax minimization strategies.

Ms. Nielsen is a frequent contributor to the Employer's Guide to Fringe Benefit Rules, published by Thompson Information Services.

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