Laura A. Szarmach

Laura A. Szarmach

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email laura.szarmach@​

Phone +1 202 637 6414

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupCorporate

Laura Szarmach focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation. She frequently advises both public and private companies in benefits and compensation aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

She is proficient in the rules under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code regarding the investment of plan assets and regularly advises private equity fund and real estate fund sponsors on the structure, formation, and maintenance of investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles.

Laura also counsels clients on the design, compliance, and administration of executive compensation and benefits arrangements, including equity incentive programs and other non-qualified plans. She also has substantial experience with respect to qualified plan compliance matters, including the IRS and DOL voluntary correction programs.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Laura worked at another international law firm where she concentrated on employee benefits matters.

Education and admissions


J.D., Cornell Law School, 2011

B.A., Rice University, magna cum laude, 2007

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

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