Sarah Burt is the lead ERISA Title I attorney at Prudential Financial and is responsible for co-leading Prudential’s ERISA/Employee Benefits team. Sarah has served as the lead ERISA attorney on the Department of Labor Fiduciary Investment Advice Rule and is a member of Prudential’s Extended Leadership Team. On a daily basis, Sarah provides advice on a wide range of ERISA Title I and Internal Revenue Code issues including, but not limited to, prohibited transaction exemptions, fiduciary requirements, and fund structure. In addition, Sarah provides ERISA advice on the administration of group life and disability policies and real estate transactions. Sarah’s clients include the Prudential businesses that sell products and services to ERISA plans and IRAs including Prudential’s broker-dealer, asset management, insurance, and annuity businesses. Sarah is also the lead lawyer for the Investment Oversight Committee of Prudential’s company plans.
Sarah joined Prudential in 2007 as a Director, Corporate Counsel in the Benefits/ERISA division. In 2010, Sarah was promoted to Vice President, Corporate Counsel, and in 2012, Sarah became primarily responsible for providing advice on ERISA Title I issues. In 2013, Sarah became Co-Lead ERISA Counsel for the ERISA/Employee Benefits team.
Before joining Prudential’s Law Department in 2007, Sarah was an attorney in Proskauer Rose LLP’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. While at Proskauer, Sarah primarily provided ERISA and Internal Revenue Code advice to multi-employer pension and welfare plans (i.e., Taft-Hartley plans).
Sarah graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School. She received her undergraduate degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.