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Julia T. Kovacs

Julia T. Kovacs


Julia Kovacs focuses her practice on matters relating to executive compensation, deferred compensation and employee benefits.

Julia's experience includes designing and drafting equity-based compensation plans, employee stock purchase plans, qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, deferred compensation plans and agreements, executive employment agreements and health and welfare benefit plans for public and private companies and executives.

Julia advises and assists clients with compliance and administration matters under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code (including Section 409A), and securities laws relating to qualified and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, equity-based plans, health and welfare benefit plans and fringe benefit plans. She also represents companies on employee benefit matters in connection with asset and stock sales, acquisitions and mergers.

Bar admissionsDistrict of ColumbiaMaryland
  • J.D., George Washington University 1997
    with honors
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University 1994
    with general honors


  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional (2023)

Prior Experience

Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Julia worked as a tax consultant at KPMG LLP.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Employee Benefits Committee
  • Assistant Vice-Chair of the Defined Contributions Subcommittee