Jennifer Kiesewetter
Jennifer Kiesewetter

Jennifer Kiesewetter's practice in employee benefits law encompasses qualified and nonqualified employee benefit plans, including the formation, operation, and qualification of pension and welfare benefit plans; employee benefit plan compliance; negotiations with the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service with respect to employee benefit issues; deferred and executive compensation plans (including 409A compliance); governmental plans; welfare benefit plans (including HIPAA compliance); cafeteria plans (or Section 125 plans); fiduciary responsibilities and duties associated with employee benefit plans; and prohibited transactions.

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1999
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • M.S. - 1995
    • Major: Communications
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S. - 1992
    • Major: Telecommunications

Practice Areas

 

  • Plan Regulatory Compliance
  • Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Human Resource Audits
  • Courses and Educational Training
  • Speaking and Writing Services

Bar Admissions

 

  • Tennessee, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Honors

 

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Litigation - ERISA
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" KLF has received a metropolitan tier 2 ranking designation in the practice areas of employee benefits (ERISA) law and litigation (ERISA)
  • Member, Leadership Memphis, Executive Class
  • Kindle Award Recipient
  • "Women to Watch," Memphis Minority Business Magazine, 2009

Classes/Seminars

 

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Employee Benefits, Fall 2017, 2009
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Insurance Law, 2017 to 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, Christian Brothers University, Cohort MBA Program, Bargaining and Negotiations, Fall 2017, 2017 to 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, Christian Brothers University, Cohort MBA Program, Human & Legal Aspects of Health Care Management, Spring 2018, 2017 to 2017
  • Mentor, Memphis Institute for Leadership Education (MILE), 2010 to 2011

Pro-Bono Activities

 

  • Board Member, Common Table Health Alliance, 2012 to 2016

Professional Associations

 

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Association for Women Attorneys

Current Employment Positions

 

  • Founding & Managing Member, Kiesewetter Law Firm, PLLC