Amy A. Null

Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Amy A. Null

Amy A. Null

Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Biography

Amy Null has broad experience advising employers and financial industry service providers on ERISA, federal income tax law, and other rules and regulations concerning employee benefit plans.

Ms. Null counsels employers with respect to structuring and compliance aspects of retirement, health and other employee benefit plans and executive compensation programs. In addition, she works with financial services and other business clients that provide human resources and employee benefit services and products. This aspect of Ms. Null's practice utilizes her knowledge of ERISA, the tax law, and the health and welfare regulatory regimes including HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Null was an attorney advisor for the US Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Policy from 1998 to 2000, where she worked closely with representatives of the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and other regulatory agencies in developing legislative proposals and regulatory guidance applicable to employee benefit plans. During her government service, Ms. Null devoted substantial time to projects on cash balance pension plans, HIPAA and retirement plans of tax-exempt employers.

Professional Activities

Ms. Null is past chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section's Exempt Organization and Government Plans Subcommittee and past chair of the Boston Bar Association's ERISA Committee. She is a frequent national speaker on recent employee benefits issues, including as a panelist in the ALI-ABA programs on pension, profit-sharing, welfare and other compensation plans. In connection with the ABA, she has also participated in IRS agent training sessions on the audit of 403(b) plans (as a private practice representative) and has been actively involved in commenting to the IRS and Treasury on regulatory guidance, including the ABA Tax Section, Employee Benefits Committee, 2012 proposals for tax simplification and reform. Ms. Null is a member of the ABA Tax Section's Employee Benefits Committee and the Boston Bar Association.

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Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1991

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA
Class of 1988

Haverford College is a private liberal arts college in Haverford, Pennsylvania. All students of the college are undergraduates and nearly all reside on campus. The college was founded in 1833 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and although the college no longer has a formal religious affiliation, Quaker philosophy still influences campus life. Its enrollment, as of 2018, was 1,353 students. The college offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 31 majors across humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The Boston Bar Association, which also goes by the acronym BBA, is a volunteer non-governmental organization in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. With headquarters located at 16 Beacon Street in the historic Chester Harding House, across from the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, the BBA has roughly 10,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States. The Boston Bar Association's stated mission is: "To advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large."

Career History
Partner
2001 - Current

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has expertise in areas including trial, appellate, Supreme Court, securities, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate transactions, bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, private client, real estate, and tax matters.

Attorney Advisor, Office of Tax Policy
1998 - 2000

The Department of the Treasury is an executive department and the treasury of the United States federal government. It was established by an Act of Congress in 1789 to manage government revenue. The Department is administered by the Secretary of the Treasury, who is a member of the Cabinet.

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$100 +
2008

Haverford College is a private liberal arts college in Haverford, Pennsylvania. All students of the college are undergraduates and nearly all reside on campus. The college was founded in 1833 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and although the college no longer has a formal religious affiliation, Quaker philosophy still influences campus life. Its enrollment, as of 2018, was 1,353 students. The college offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 31 majors across humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Political Donations
$250
2013

Representative from Massachusetts's 8th Congressional District

$1,000
2011

Former President of United States

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2008

Former President of United States

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