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Rebecca Hudson

Partner

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Rebecca provides strategic advice to employers on all aspects of employee benefits.

She has extensive experience in the design and implementation of tax-qualified retirement plans, welfare plans, and executive compensation plans.

Rebecca routinely advises companies with respect to compensation and benefit issues in corporate events, including mergers, joint ventures and buy/sell transactions, as well as post-merger benefit matters, implementation of new plans and evaluation of future benefit issues. She frequently advises emerging growth companies and non-corporate entities on equity and other incentive arrangements. Rebecca also advises clients on compliance and fiduciary matters under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code.

Client Results

Representative Matters
  • Represented both executives and employers with respect to virtually all aspects of compensation of executives and directors, including negotiating and drafting employment, consulting, and severance agreements, as well as deferred compensation and stock-based incentive compensation programs.

  • Structured deferred compensation plans and other innovative programs designed to supplement retirement savings so that governments and tax-exempt organizations can attract and retain key talent.

  • Executive compensation, including rabbi trusts and supplemental executive retirement plans, and the application of Code Section 409A to various compensation arrangements.

  • Worked with employers, vendors, and health plans to design and implement a variety of health and welfare plans, including health reimbursement arrangements and health savings accounts.

  • Advised clients on health and welfare benefit plans, including compliance with COBRA, HIPAA, ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and health care reform acts of 2010.

  • Assisted clients with the numerous health-related provisions and regulatory changes resulting from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

  • Counseled privately- and publicly-held corporations regarding fiduciary issues under ERISA, employee benefits issues involved in corporate transactions, executive compensation matters, and the negotiation of administrative services agreements.

  • Designed, amended, and administered pension plans, profit sharing plans, 401(k) and 403(b) plans, 457(b) plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements.

  • Represented a wide variety of clients, both public and private, in negotiations with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor under circumstances including Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System filings and employee plan audits.

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America© Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2013-2019

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Advisory Board of Editors, Benefits & Compensation Law Alert, Member 
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member 
  • Western Pension and Benefits Conference, Member 
  • National Association of Public Pension Attorneys 
  • Holland & Hart LLP, Benefits Law Group, Chair 
  • Holland & Hart LLP, Partnership Responsibility Committee 
  • Holland & Hart LLP, Recruiting Committee 
  • Montessori Academy of Colorado, Former Board Member
  • Girls on the Run, Denver Council, Former Board Member
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