Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1988
The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1984
Sharon M. Goodman
Sharon Goodman has focused her practice on employee benefits law throughout her entire career. She has extensive experience in matters relating to health and pension plan design and compliance, including the Affordable Care Act, tax qualification and complex investments. She also advises clients in the areas of plan administration and benefit claim processing.
Ms. Goodman has designed and drafted numerous employee benefit plans, including defined benefit, defined compensation, non-qualified deferred compensation, and health plans. She also has significant experience with plan investments in alternative asset classes and the negotiation of complex investment agreements.
Ms. Goodman assists clients with matters involving the Internal Revenue Service, such as requests for determination of tax-exempt status and IRS audits, and assists clients with Department of Labor investigations and required DOL filings.
Ms. Goodman has spoken before employee benefit organizations, including the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. She has authored articles in the employee benefits field on a broad range of topics, including the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and Medicare Part D benefits, and is a senior editor, chapter editor and contributing author of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s treatise, Employee Benefits Law. For many years, Ms. Goodman has volunteered with pro bono organizations providing free legal services regarding pension rights.
She currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Qualified Retirement Plan subcommittee of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association, and is a former Co-Chair of the Specialized Retirement Income Plans subcommittee.
Ms. Goodman graduated from The Johns Hopkins University and received her law degree from the Northeastern University School of Law.
Ms. Goodman is a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.
Ms. Goodman is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland, and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts of those districts.