Rachel Mann counsels publicly and privately held companies on employee benefits and executive compensation issues. Rachel handles complex matters involving Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) compliance and preemption; qualified retirement, pension, and health and welfare plans; equity and incentive compensation; and employment, retention, and severance arrangements. She frequently publishes on ERISA and state law issues related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, provides ESG-related legal counseling, and authors ESG thought leadership through the firm’s ESG and sustainability advisory practice.
Rachel provides advice to clients in the education, healthcare, and financial industries regarding their obligations under Title I of ERISA, including compliance with ERISA's fiduciary responsibility provisions and prohibited transaction rules. She advises clients regarding ERISA fiduciary duties in the management or administration of defined contribution plans (including 401(k) plans, profit sharing plans, and ESOPs), defined benefit plans, and welfare plans. Rachel also provides counsel to clients on questions of ERISA preemption of state law.
While in law school, she served as a senior editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, a contributing author to the Regulatory Review, and externed in the office of general counsel at a large university in the benefits department.
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, 2021, J.D., Order of the Coif, magna cum laude
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, 2021, Wharton Certificate in Management
Hunter College, 2014, MSEd, Special Education 7-12, Kappa Delta Pi
University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, 2012, B.A., History, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Labor and employment: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional, The Legal 500 US (2023)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Benefits, Law360 (2022)
Member, Board of Directors, Kohelet Yeshiva, Merion Station, PA
Recipient, M.H. Goldstein Award, Best Paper in the Field of Labor Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Recipient, Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel