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Anne Sanchez LaWer is an employee benefits attorney with substantial experience advising clients regarding employee benefit matters focusing on health and welfare plan compliance and executive compensation matters. Her health and welfare practice focuses on advising plan sponsors on compliance with:

  • Employee Retirement Income and Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
  • Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA)
  • State benefit laws
  • Benefits during leaves of absence continuation during leaves of absence

Anne's executive compensation practice focuses on advising employers with respect to equity compensation, phantom equity such as RSUs and stock appreciation rights, and short and long term cash incentive compensation structures, including compliance with Code Section 409A. She advises clients regarding Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor compliance programs, reporting requirements, fiduciary issues, and benefit plan administration issues. Anne also has substantial experience advising clients on employee benefit matters in mergers and acquisitions.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Western Pension & Benefits Conference

News, Analysis & Press

The Language to Connect


October 13, 2021

IRS allows mid-year changes to employee health plans

San Francisco Chronicle

May 13, 2020

Will DOL Health Plan Changes Help Or Hurt Your Franchise?

International Franchise Association

September 4, 2018

Speaking Engagements

Post-Roe Considerations for Employer-Sponsored Medical Plans

Client Webinar

June 28 and June 30, 2022

2020 Virtual Benefits Symposium: Addressing Issues in the New Normal

December 3, 2020

2020 Virtual Benefits Symposium: Addressing Issues in the New Normal

November 12, 2020

COVID-19 in the Workplace: Recent Developments and Compliance Challenges

September 4, 2020

New COVID-Related Changes to COBRA Deadlines and Cafeteria Plan Guidance

June 4, 2020

Benefit Issues to Watch During the Coronavirus Crisis

March 26, 2020

San Jose Breakfast Briefing Series - February Session

San Jose, CA

February 6, 2020

San Jose Breakfast Briefing Series - January Session

San Jose, CA

January 28, 2020

Executive Compensation Considerations for Emerging Companies

November 5, 2019

FMLA Update: Including Tips to Avert an FMLA/Benefits Nightmare

2019 Rocky Mountain Employer Conference, Denver, CO

October 4, 2019

Clearing Your Benefits Inbox: Tips for Handling the Benefits Tasks You’ve Been Avoiding

September 5, 2019

Is Your Plan Affected by the Proposed Changes to Section 1557's Nondiscrimination Rules?

July 11, 2019

Clearing Your Benefits Inbox: Tips for Handling the Benefits Tasks You’ve Been Avoiding

Littler Executive Employer® Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 8, 2019

Bay Area Breakfast Briefing Series - Mountain View

January 10, 2019

HSAs and High-Deductible Health Plans: A Refresher Course

November 1, 2018

Year-End Health Plan Review

October 4, 2018

Current Developments in Health Plans: ACA Assessments and Association Health Plans

March 1, 2018


  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 1994

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  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California