Gail Goodman | ERISA Attorney | Fennemore Craig
  • Education

    • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Houston Law Center
    • B.S., Kinesiology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Areas of Practice


    Other Experience


    • Compensation and Benefits Related Reporting and Disclosure Requirements
    • Equity and Synthetic Equity Compensation
    • Executive Compensation – including Change in Control Agreements and Severance Agreements
    • Governmental Plans
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Qualified and Non-Qualified Retirement Plans
    • Welfare and Fringe Benefits
  • Awards and Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America®, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2018-2019
  • Articles And Presentations


      Other Articles and Presentations


      • Speaker, "Compensation, Benefits and Staffing – Focus on Hot Topics and Issues Unique to Nonprofit," FAOG Conference, October 2015
      • Speaker, "The Essentials of Nonprofit Operation, Compensation and Employee Benefit Programs and Issues for the Tax Exempt Entity," November 2014
      • Speaker, "Business Implications of Same Sex Marriage," Arizona State Bar Convention – Tax Section Meeting, June 2014
      • Speaker, "What To Expect and How To Prepare For a DOL Audit," Lovitt & Touche, April 2014
      • Speaker, "New Employee Benefits Issues and Challenges for Employers – What Employment Lawyers Need to Know," Inside the Minds: Recent Changes in Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, 2014
      • Speaker, "Post-Windsor Decision Health, Welfare and Retirement Plans Guidance from Treasury & IRS," ABA Tax Section Webinar, March 2014
      • Speaker, "Post-Windsor Decision Health and Retirement Plans Guidance from Treasury and IRS," American Bar Association, Taxation Section, 2014 Mid-year Meeting, January 2014
      • Speaker, "Excess Plans and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation," Plan Sponsor Council of America Conference, September 2013
      • Speaker, Deloitte & Touche LLP Tax Seminars
      • Speaker, Western Pension Benefits Conference
      • Speaker, Texas State Bar Conference
      • Speaker, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys: Fiduciary, Disability, ADA and UBTI Issues
      • Speaker, American Bar Association Tax Section Meeting

      • Member, State Bar of Texas
      • Arizona State Law Enforcement Merit System Council 2001-2016. Appointed by Governor Hull in 2001; reappointed by Governor Napolitano 2005; reappointed by Governor Brewer 2011. Most recently serving as Chairman 2014-2016

      • Texas
      • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas