Amy Hwang

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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3rd Avenue 1201
Seattle 98101 WA US

Amy Hwang counsels clients on executive compensation, employee benefits, and ERISA issues. Amy advises employers on the design and administration of tax-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation programs. She also advises public and private companies on business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.

Practice Highlights:

  • Designs and drafts a variety of executive compensation arrangements, including non-qualified deferred compensation plans, executive compensation programs under Internal Revenue Code Sections 457(b) and 457(f), equity incentive plans and other equity-based compensation arrangements, and advises on the impact of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A on such arrangements
  • Advises on employee benefits and compensation matters in business transactions, including incentive compensation agreements, golden parachute payments, and plan mergers and terminations in connection with mergers and acquisitions
  • Negotiates and drafts executive employment agreements and severance agreements on behalf of employers and employees
  • Counsels public and pre-IPO companies regarding performance-based compensation rules under Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m)
  • Assists plan sponsors with benefit plan corrections, ERISA claims procedures, and questions regarding ERISA fiduciary duties

Professional & Community Activities:

  • Western Pension and Benefits Conference
  • King County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Asian Bar Association of Washington, 2010-2011


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2007
    • Staff Director, Journal of Law & Business
    • NCPL Research Fellow in Philanthropy and the Law
  • B.A., Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Economics, Northwestern University, 1998, magna cum laude


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