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Patricia A. Winchell

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Trish advises public and privately-owned businesses and state and local governments in all aspects of employee benefits.  She has extensive experience with qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, welfare plans, and executive compensation, including equity-based plans.  She has special experience in the Affordable Care Act.  Trish has advised governmental entities ranging in size from small municipalities to the City of New York on the unique and complex laws affecting their benefit plans.  She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Missouri & Kansas by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2005-2006, 2009-2011).

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Missouri Bar
American Bar Association
Employee Benefits Association of St. Louis
The Miriam Foundation
Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Compensation Guidelines Task Force
Thomas Jefferson School
Board of Trustees
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America®" (2012-2016)
Listed in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers" (2005-2014)
Top 50 Women in Missouri & Kansas (2005-2006, 2009-2011)
"Detroit Bankruptcy: Are its Impacts More Than Local?" Thompson Coburn LLP seminar (November 7, 2013)
"The DOMA Decision: What Plan Sponsors Need to Know" Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis seminar (July 25, 2013)
"Pay or Play Penalties and Other Costs of Health Reform" Thompson Coburn LLP seminar (March 5, 2013)
"2014 Health Plan Design" Thompson Coburn LLP seminar (March 5, 2013)
"Pensions in Transition" American Public Transit Association seminar, Austin, TX (February 24, 2013)
"Fee Disclosure - What Plan Fiduciaries Should be Receiving and What They Should do With It" Thompson Coburn LLP seminar (February 16, 2012)
"What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate - Compliance Issues with SPDs, Forms, Spousal Consents and Other Plan Documentation" Thompson Coburn LLP seminar (March 4, 2010)
"Traps for Plan Fiduciaries" Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis seminar (April 14, 2009)
"ERISA Litigation Update" Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis seminar (September 1, 2006)
"Securities Law Aspects of Employee Benefit Plans" Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis seminar (July 29, 2004)
"ERISA Fiduciary Duties After Enron" Thompson Coburn LLP seminar (November 2003)
"Current Securities Law Issues Affecting Employee Benefit Plans" Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis seminar (January 26, 2000)
Patricia A. Winchell
Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
J.D., Order of the Coif (1980)
Valparaiso University
B.A., Highest Honors (1977)
Thompson Coburn LLP
Partner (2002-Present)
Solutia, Inc.
Assistant General Counsel (1998-2002)
First Data Corporation
Senior Vice President of Human Resources (1996-1998)
Senior Corporate Counsel & Assistant Corporate Secretary (1995-1996)
Monsanto Company
Associate Company Counsel (1994-1995)
Associate Corporate Counsel (1990-1994)
Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel & Hetlage
Partner (1988-1990)
Associate (1981-1988)
The Honorable Harold Satz, Missouri Court of Appeals
Law Clerk (1980-1981)
Missouri (1980)