Rosina B. Barker is a partner in Ivins, Phillips & Barker's Executive Compensation and Benefits practice. She advises many of the largest corporations in the world on the tax and ERISA issues raised by their employee compensation plans. She devotes significant time to cash balance and other qualified plans with complex or novel designs. She is recognized as preeminent in the taxation of executive compensation, and has drafted, interpreted or negotiated stock-based plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, change-in-control agreements, employment agreements, severance plans, and the like. Her long stint drafting tax legislation for the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee brings Washington know-how to her practice.
Rosina is regarded as a trouble-shooter and problem solver who brings technical precision and a practical, business-oriented approach to clients' most intractable compensation issues. Recent engagements include significant legal work for Xerox Corporation, Barclays Capital, Ford Motor Company, IBM, Fidelity Investments, Nissan USA, Lorillard Tobacco Company, National Semiconductor Corporation, Milliken & Company, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Grant Thornton, and Dover Corporation.
Rosina joined Ivins, Phillips & Barker in 1991, and became a Partner in 1998. Before joining Ivins, she served on the staff of the Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, where she had primary staff responsibility for benefits-related tax provisions in all legislation from the Tax Reform Act of 1986 through the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1990.