Experienced In-House Counsel Joins Maynard


Maynard & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to welcome Sarah Dorner to the Firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice. Ms. Dorner will work from the Firm’s Birmingham, AL office.

Ms. Dorner returns to Maynard as Of Counsel after more than five years as in-house legal counsel for a global banking institution with over 10,000 employees. She has experience handling all facets of an employer’s benefits plans and the regulatory and compliance issues from the employer’s perspective, particularly those in the banking and financial services sector. With over ten years of experience in Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Ms. Dorner now focuses on assisting clients across a broad spectrum of matters involving all types of qualified and non-qualified plans, health and welfare plans, and incentive compensation arrangements. She has substantial experience advising clients on complex qualified and non-qualified plan and health and welfare issues, as well as assisting clients with the day-to-day administration of qualified and non-qualified plans and health and welfare plans.

“We are delighted Sarah has returned to private practice and elected to rejoin our team at Maynard,” said Beth Beaube, co-chair of Maynard’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice. “Sarah’s in-house counsel experience brings invaluable first-hand knowledge from the client’s point of view to the platform of services we provide, and she has built the skills necessary to handle the complex issues faced by our clients,” added Jimmy King, co-chair of Maynard’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice.

Ms. Dorner earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law, and she holds a B.S, summa cum laude, from Mississippi State University.

Maynard’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice is one of the largest and most experienced groups in the Southeast. Our integrated team provides comprehensive services covering all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation plans and programs. Our clients span the industry spectrum and range from emerging businesses to large global employers.

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