Paul R. O'Rourke has practiced employee benefits law for more than twenty years, working with a wide range of clients from very large, publicly-traded employers to self-employed individual arrangements. Clients include for-profit entities, as well as governmental and church plans, in the forms of both single and multiple employer arrangements. Mr. O'Rourke handles qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation and other deferred compensation arrangements, regulatory issues and dispute resolution, cafeteria plans, welfare plans, COBRA and other benefit-related matters. His approach to each plan is tailored to client needs in the creation of a new plan, as well as the administration or revision of existing plans. He is often involved with regulatory compliance matters relating to these plans, whether through routine governmental filings, correction procedures for operational problems, and dispute resolution with the IRS and Department of Labor.
Mr. O'Rourke is shareholder in the Memphis office. He speaks at numerous seminars and programs on employee benefits, particularly in the tax-qualified retirement plan area.
- Co-author – "Ready To Be Sued For Expected Benefits?" Baker Donelson Alert (June 8, 2011); reprinted in Chattanooga Manufacturers Association Newsletter (June 2011)
- Author – "An In-Depth Look at Employee Benefit Plans and Unclaimed Property Laws," Baker Donelson Tax News, Spring/Summer 2010
- Co-author – "Know Your Risk Tolerance Before Self-Insuring," Society for Human Resource Management's Legal Report (September – October 2009)
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Employee Benefits Law (ERISA) since 2010
- Member – American (Tax Section), Tennessee, Georgia and Memphis Bar Associations
- Tennessee, 1990
- Georgia, 1985
- New York University, LL.M., 1984
- University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, J.D., 1983
- Boston College, B.S., 1971