Christina Payne-Tsoupros advises public and private companies, multiemployer plans, tax-exempt organizations, and governmental employers on the design, governance, operation, and compliance of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans. Chris advises plan sponsors and financial service providers on the fiduciary and prohibited transaction rules of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). She also negotiates investment management and other investment-related agreements, and counsels clients on plan fiduciary governance structures and compliance with US state law fiduciary responsibility provisions.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Chris clerked for Judge John A. Gibney, Jr., of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Chris received her J.D. from the College of William & Mary, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as the managing editor of the William and Mary Law Review. She also has a master’s degree in education (M.Ed.).
College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, 2010, J.D.
Cornell University, 2002, B.A.
University of Houston, 2006, M.Ed.
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia