Colleen E. Lamarre (Mohawk) is President of the National Native American Bar Association and the National Native American Bar Foundation.
Ms. Lamarre is counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, in San Francisco, CA. Ms. Lamarre concentrates her practice on executive compensation and employee benefits (ERISA) matters. She advises employers regarding the design, documentation, compliance and administration of equity, carveout, severance, retirement, health and welfare plans. Ms. Lamarre also regularly advises clients in executive compensation matters, such as compensation and incentive arrangements, including compliance with Internal Revenue Code §409A. Colleen also assists clients with government audits, investigations, reporting and employer disclosure obligations. She regularly advises clients on health and welfare plan design and compliance with ERISA, EEOC requirements, and the ACA. Colleen counsels clients on fiduciary matters in connection with the investment of employee benefit plan assets and employee benefits issues arising in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to serving as the President of the National Native American Bar Association, Ms. Lamarre currently serves as the National Native American Bar Association’s National Affiliate Representative to ABA Young Lawyers Division Council and previously served a three-year term on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. Ms. Lamarre is involved in various pipeline efforts.
Ms. Lamarre received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, a J.D. from Cornell Law School, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.