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Nancy K. Campbell

Nancy K. Campbell

Partner| Phoenix


Nancy Campbell has been practicing in the employee benefits area for 21 years and is a partner in the group.  Her practice is focused on health and welfare plans, qualified plans (with an emphasis on Section 401(k) plans) and employee benefits planning in mergers and acquisitions.  Nancy not only drafts plan documents and amendments, but assists clients with day-to-day administration of their employee benefit plans and programs.  She has significant experience in the areas of health care reform (including, but not limited to, the large employer shared responsibility penalties under Code Section 4980H), same-sex spouse and domestic partner benefits, COBRA, HIPAA portability and privacy, cafeteria plans, qualified domestic relations orders, Section 404(c) compliance, correcting qualified plan defects through EPCRS, and benefit claim administration.  By teaming with other members of the Employee Benefits Group, Nancy is able to provide practical and cost-effective solutions to her clients.

Leadership Positions

  • Chair, American Bar Association, Tax Section, Employee Benefits Committee, Cafeteria Plans and Reimbursement Accounts Subcommittee (2007-2010)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Planned Parenthood of Arizona (2007-2008)
  • Past-President (2001) and Steering Committee Member, Western Pension & Benefits Conference, Phoenix Chapter
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  • Assisted various clients with restructuring health plans in order to avoid and/or minimize penalties under Code Sections 4980H(a) and (b)
  • Counseled a publicly held automotive industry manufacturer regarding its employee benefits programs through the bankruptcy process
  • Assisted a large publicly traded utility with day-to-day administration of employee benefit plans including claims and appeals, COBRA compliance, establishment of VEBA for retiree medical plan, and updating plans to comply with recent changes in the law
  • Advised and assisted a large publicly traded utility company regarding implementation of same-sex spouse benefits under its defined benefit pension plan, 401(k) plan, and various health and welfare plans
  • Counseled a large chemical company regarding the sale of the assets of a division and establishment of “mirror” qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans for transferred employees
  • Assisted a large diversified oil company in the administration of its qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans
  • University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with high distinction, 1992)
    • American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence (1991)
    • University of Iowa Law Foundation Scholarship (1990-1992)
  • University of Michigan (B.B.A., with school's highest distinction, 1989)
    • Honor's Convocation Award (1988)
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Taxation, Employee Benefits Committee
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Western Pension and Benefits Conference, Phoenix Chapter
  • Ding Dong DOMA’s Dead – The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling and Its Impact on Employee Benefit Plans, Speaker, 2014 Western Pension & Benefits Spring Conference (May 2014)
  • Health Care Reform 2014: An Employee Benefits Perspective, Speaker, State Bar of Arizona (February 25, 2014)
  • Updates in Health Care Reform – An Employee Benefits and Health Care Provider Perspective, Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel – Arizona Chapter (January 21, 2014)
  • The Supreme Court’s Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act: Significant Implications for Employee Benefit Plans, Speaker, Snell & Wilmer Webinar (July 2013)
  • Health Care Reform’s Large Employer Play or Pay Penalties – A Legal Prospective, Speaker, 2013 Western Pension & Benefits Spring Conference (May 2013)
  • Supreme Court Review of Same-Sex Marriage Cases May Require Significant Changes to Employee Benefits, Speaker, Western Pension & Benefits Conference (April 2013)
  • Health Care Reform Is Here – Employers Should Move Forward with Implementation, Co-Speaker, Snell & Wilmer (January 2013)
  • The Supreme Court’s Decision and its Impact on Employer Group Health Plans, Co-Speaker, Snell & Wilmer (November 2012)
  • The Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Reform. What If It Stays? What If It Goes? The Impact on Employer Group Health Plans, Co-Speaker, Snell & Wilmer (June 2012)
  • Common Mistakes in Administering Health and Welfare Plans, Speaker, Western Pension & Benefits Conference (May 2012)
  • Health Care Reform 2012, Speaker, Western Pension & Benefits Conference (February 2012)
  • Employee Benefits Implications of Health Care Reform, Co-Speaker, American Counsel of Engineering Companies (May 2011)
  • Health Care Reform 2011, Co-Speaker, Western Pension & Benefits Conference (May 2011)
  • Complying with Health Care Reform in 2010 and 2011 – An Employee Benefits Perspective, Co-Speaker, Arizona Society of CPAs Federal Tax Institute Conference (November 2010)
  • Complying with Health Care Reform in 2010 and 2011 – An Employee Benefits Perspective, Co-Speaker, Snell & Wilmer (October 2010)
  • Health and Welfare Update – A Review of Health Care Reform Legislation and Other Changes Impacting Employer Plans, Western Pension & Benefits Conference, Spring Conference, Phoenix Chapter (April 2010)
  • Employee Benefits and Tax Implications of Health Care Reform, Snell & Wilmer (April 2010)
  • Recent Laws Impact Health and Welfare Plans – What Must Employers Do To Comply?, Western Pension & Benefits Conference, Phoenix Chapter (October 2009)
  • HDHPs, HSAs, HRAs, and Health FSAs: How to Design a Consumer Driven Health Care Program, Western Pension & Benefits Conference (May 2009)
  • Health and Welfare Update, WEB Worldwide Employee Benefits Network (October 2008)
  • You Think Your Group Health Plan Complies with Applicable Law – But Does It?, Health Insurance Boot Camp in Arizona (July 2008)
  • Domestic Partner and Same-Sex Spouse Benefits – What Should Employers Do?, Western Pension & Benefits Conference, Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington (July 2008)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2007-2014)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Shaw Elementary School, Neighborhood Partnership
  • Planned Parenthood, Past Board Member
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program