Guttenberg Joins Bracewell & Giuliani ERISA Practice

February 8, 2011 ( – Jeleen Guttenberg has joined the Bracewell & Giuliani LLP law firm as a partner in its employee benefits, ERISA and Executive Compensation group based in its Seattle office.

Formerly with Skadden Arps, Guttenberg focuses her practice on applying the fiduciary responsibility provisions and prohibited transaction rules of ERISA to clients’ businesses and activities, including in connection with the formation of investment funds and marketing of other investment products, mergers and acquisitions and ERISA litigation, according to a news release.

Her clients have included employers, managers of hedge funds and private equity funds as well as major banks and financial institutions, issuers, and underwriters involved in investment management, financings, structured finance transactions and securitizations, the announcement said.

She also assists clients with the design and implementation of executive compensation programs including equity compensation, deferred compensation, and employment and severance arrangements, providing counsel on tax compliance (including new Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code), securities law compliance regarding proxy disclosure of executive compensation, as well as compliance with recently developing requirements including those associated with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.