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Admitted to Practice

  • Washington

Languages

  • Gujarati

Dipa N. Sudra

SudraDipa
Partner
T206.757.8270
F206.757.7270

Dipa Sudra helps her clients solve their most complex benefits issues, ensuring compliance with myriad rules and regulations. Her extensive experience includes providing sophisticated advice and counsel on ERISA, the Tax Code, ACA, COBRA, HIPAA, and GINA. She has in-depth knowledge and insight on a wide variety of plans: defined contribution (401(k), 403(b), money-purchase and profit-sharing), defined benefit, health and welfare (wrap, HRA, retiree, MEWA), fringe benefit, non-qualified deferred compensation and cafeteria. Dipa also represents employers in M&A related benefits issues. She is regularly called upon to lead training sessions for clients on matters such as fiduciary issues relating to ERISA plans.

Representative Experience

Defined benefit and defined contribution plans

Dipa advises on all aspects of defined benefit and defined contribution plans, including handling claims, assisting with nondiscrimination testing issues, preparing documents (e.g. plans, forms, procedures, administrative committee charters and summary plan descriptions). She has assisted many clients with fixing errors under IRS and DOL correction programs.

Health and welfare plans

Dipa advises on all aspects of health and welfare plans, including multiple employer welfare arrangements. For example, she assists employers with designing compliant wellness programs, on-site medical clinics, and telemedicine services. Dipa has counseled clients on ACA compliance and reporting, especially structuring benefits to avoid ACA penalties and administering the look-back method. Dipa also assists employers with operational issues related to health and dependent care FSAs, and nondiscrimination testing.

Non-qualified deferred compensation plans

Dipa has designed and drafted tailored non-qualified deferred compensation plans for her clients.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Western Pension and Benefits Council
  • King County Bar Association
  • Non-practicing UK Solicitor, Law Society of England and Wales

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to "Washington Rising Stars" in Employee Benefits/ERISA, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2011