Summer Conley

Partner

Los Angeles

(310) 203-4055 phone
(310) 229-1285 fax

Summer Conley is a partner in the firm's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group. Her practice covers a variety of employee benefit areas, including qualified plan work, executive compensation, and health and welfare issues such as HIPAA, COBRA, Section 125 and Healthcare Reform. Summer has assisted many companies in their compliance with the HIPAA privacy and Healthcare Reform rules. She has experience drafting all types of plan documents, summary plan descriptions and employee communications as well as advising clients regarding establishing, changing and terminating benefit programs, and entering into benefits service agreements. Summer assists plan sponsors and fiduciaries in complying with ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. She also advises plan service providers (e.g., RIAs, investment managers, record-keepers, broker-dealers, etc.) with respect to their ERISA obligations.

In General. Summer received her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law where she was the Valedictorian. She was also a note and comment editor for the Pepperdine Law Review. Summer received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Publications

7/30/2015
Client Alert
What Does the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Mean for Employee Benefit Plans?
2/23/2015
Client Alert
Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors Beware – Potential Liability Related to Facility Closings and Sales of Business Units
10/23/2014
California HR Newsletter
HRAs Under the Affordable Care Act
9/4/2014
Client Alert
Where Oh Where Could They Be? Finding Missing Participants Under the New DOL Guidance
6/19/2014
California HR Newsletter
Key Take-Aways from the "Impact of Mergers & Acquisitions on California Employers" Presentation
6/5/2014
Client Alert: Health Care Reform Update
Changes to COBRA Notices and New Limited Special Enrollment Period
7/11/2013
Health Care Reform Update
What the Delay of the Employer Mandate Means for Plan Sponsors
6/1/2013
Guide to Assigning & Loaning Benefit Plan Money
Check Your Plan Loan Administration For Residential Loan Evidence
4/3/2013
April 2013 Edition
Plan Sponsor Newsletter
3/25/2013
Client Bulletin
Updated Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System: Impact on Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans
1/9/2013
Client Bulletin
Individual Brokerage Accounts: What Plan Sponsors Must Disclose to Participants
10/3/2012
Journal of Pension Benefits
ERISA Compliance Issues for Plan Providers: The DOL Consultant/Adviser Project
10/20/2011
Investment Management Insights
DOL Investigations: Broker-Dealers and RIAs as Targets
9/21/2011
Employee Benefit & Executive Compensation Alert
Electronic Participant Disclosures: New DOL Guidance
2/1/2011
Healthcare Reform Act
Healthcare Coverage for Adult Children Raises Tax Issues
2/1/2011
The Healthcare Reform Act
Don’t Forget to Amend Your Cafeteria Plans

Events

5/11/2016
Drinker Biddle Webinar
Fees, Fees and More Fees: What Plan Sponsors Need to Know About Their Benefit Plan Fees
9/24/2015
Los Angeles Chapter of the National Tooling & Machining Association
Business Succession Planning
4/9/2015
Drinker Biddle Webinar
Dangers of Employee Misclassification
10/23/2014
Drinker Biddle Webinar
Health Plans – Plan Sponsor Readiness Check-Up for 2015
4/29/2014
Drinker Biddle Audiocast
Impact of Mergers & Acquisitions on California Employers
9/9/2013
Drinker Biddle Webinar
Impact of DOMA and Proposition 8 on California Employers

News

2/2/2015
Drinker Biddle & Reath Elects Nine New Partners
3/3/2011
11 Lawyers from Reish & Reicher To Join Drinker Biddle in Los Angeles
7/30/2015
Client Alert
What Does the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Mean for Employee Benefit Plans?
2/23/2015
Client Alert
Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors Beware – Potential Liability Related to Facility Closings and Sales of Business Units
10/23/2014
California HR Newsletter
HRAs Under the Affordable Care Act
9/4/2014
Client Alert
Where Oh Where Could They Be? Finding Missing Participants Under the New DOL Guidance
6/19/2014
California HR Newsletter
Key Take-Aways from the "Impact of Mergers & Acquisitions on California Employers" Presentation
6/5/2014
Client Alert: Health Care Reform Update
Changes to COBRA Notices and New Limited Special Enrollment Period
7/11/2013
Health Care Reform Update
What the Delay of the Employer Mandate Means for Plan Sponsors
6/1/2013
Guide to Assigning & Loaning Benefit Plan Money
Check Your Plan Loan Administration For Residential Loan Evidence
4/3/2013
April 2013 Edition
Plan Sponsor Newsletter
3/25/2013
Client Bulletin
Updated Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System: Impact on Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans
1/9/2013
Client Bulletin
Individual Brokerage Accounts: What Plan Sponsors Must Disclose to Participants
10/3/2012
Journal of Pension Benefits
ERISA Compliance Issues for Plan Providers: The DOL Consultant/Adviser Project
10/20/2011
Investment Management Insights
DOL Investigations: Broker-Dealers and RIAs as Targets
9/21/2011
Employee Benefit & Executive Compensation Alert
Electronic Participant Disclosures: New DOL Guidance
2/1/2011
Healthcare Reform Act
Healthcare Coverage for Adult Children Raises Tax Issues
2/1/2011
The Healthcare Reform Act
Don’t Forget to Amend Your Cafeteria Plans