Kathleen Dreyfus Bardunias

Partner

Kathleen Dreyfus Bardunias

Partner

Kathleen Dreyfus Bardunias is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where she focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation. Kathleen is admitted to practice in New York and Wisconsin.

Kathleen advises public and private employers on tax, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), fiduciary, and securities law issues that arise in the design, implementation and ongoing administration of employee benefit and compensation plans, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, equity and other incentive compensation plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans and employment agreements. She frequently advises clients on compliance issues related to ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code (including qualified retirement plan rules and Code Section 409A), and rules and guidance, including under formal and informal correction programs, from the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor.

Kathleen also advises public and private companies on the employee benefits and executive compensation issues that arise in merger and acquisition transactions.

Kathleen joined the firm in 2016 after practicing with a large law firm in New York.

Presentations and Publications​

  • Kathleen was the assistant editor for the 2016 Cumulative Supplement to ERISA Fiduciary Law, 2d. Edition (Susan P. Serota & Andrew L. Oringer, Ed., Bloomberg BNA 2016). She has co-authored numerous articles regarding recent developments in employee benefits and ERISA law.
01 February 2024 Press Releases

Foley Announces 23 New Partners

Foley & Lardner LLP has elected 23 lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective February 1, 2024.
04 December 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Devolver Digital in Acquisition of System Era Softworks

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Devolver Digital Inc. in its acquisition of System Era Softworks Inc.
30 November 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Novacap in Investment in Harmony Healthcare IT

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Novacap, one of North America’s leading private equity firms, in its significant investment in Harmony Healthcare IT (HHIT), a health data management and platform solutions provider.
15 November 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Novacap in Strategic Partnership with Lewis & Ellis

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Novacap, one of North America’s leading private equity firms, in its strategic partnership with Lewis & Ellis, a leading full-service actuarial consulting firm.
10 November 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Source Logistics in Acquisition by Palladium Equity

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Source Logistics, a provider of value-added warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment third-party logistics services to the consumer goods sector with a focus on Hispanic food and beverage brands, as private equity firm Palladium Equity Partners acquired a majority stake in the company.
06 November 2023 Article

Webinar Key Takeaways: Feeling Insecure About SECURE 2.0? A Discussion for Retirement Plan Sponsors

SECURE 2.0 significantly changed the legal and administrative compliance landscape for retirement plans. Foley recently hosted a webinar where Leigh Riley, Kathleen Bardunias, and Kelsey O’Gorman discussed key provisions of SECURE 2.0 that will impact your 401(k) and pension plans.