Schmoyer Reinhard LLP is pleased to announce that Cristina Corbo Jennings has joined the firm as Senior Counsel.
“We are thrilled to have Cristina join the firm and develop an ERISA and employee benefits practice for us. Her strong background in these areas will allow us to add significant value to our clients,” said Christine E. Reinhard, partner at the firm.
Ms. Jennings’ practice will focus on advising benefits and other HR professionals on legal matters involving employee benefits, including plan administration and issues relating to ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, HIPAA, and other applicable laws. In addition, she will work with employers on employee benefit plan design, administration, and compliance, including pension, health and welfare plans. Ms. Jennings also has experience with advising on employment and benefit issues in business transactions as well as executive compensation and nonqualified plans.
Ms. Jennings’ prior experience will enable her further to assist clients with a variety of employment-related issues that may arise on a daily basis in the workplace, including with the administration of leave benefits, data privacy obligations, preparation and review of policies and procedures, and drafting general employee communications.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Jennings was in-house counsel for the Valero Companies. During her tenure, she managed the labor and employment group within the legal department and had responsibility for all aspects of employment and benefit issues for the company’s corporate, refining, and other non-retail operations. In addition, she was formerly an associate with Hunton & Williams LLP in their ERISA/employee benefits section in the Dallas office.
Ms. Jennings received her J.D., cum laude, from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1996. She received her B.S. in Economics, cum laude, from Texas A&M University in 1993.