Audra Ferguson-Allen is a partner in Ice Miller’s Employee Benefits Group where she concentrates her practice on employee benefits law as it relates to government employers, ranging from state governments, municipalities, tribal governments, and other public entities. She assists clients with various retirement and welfare benefit plan issues. Specifically, her practice includes assisting clients with qualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans, governmental 457(b) deferred compensation plans, and 403(b) plans. 

Audra’s practice includes work on a variety of issues for governmental retirement plans, including plan design, plan administration, Internal Revenue Service compliance, and benefit taxation.

Audra has worked with clients to obtain private letter rulings, closing agreements, and IRS Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (“EPCRS”) Plan correction filings. Audra has also worked with clients on governmental volume submitter plans.

Audra is actively involved in several employee benefits organizations, including the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (“NAPPA”), National Association of State Retirement Administrators (“NASRA”), and National Council on Teacher Retirement (“NCTR”).

Originally from Rockville, Ind., Audra earned her Bachelor of Arts in marketing and finance, magna cum laude, from Franklin College. Audra received her juris doctorate from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law: Indiana University, summa cum laude, where she graduated first in her class.

Audra is actively involved with the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic where she represents pro bono clients in immigration matters. Audra also stays connected with her alma mater, Franklin College. In 2015, Audra was the recipient of Franklin College’s Young Alumni Award for her contributions to her profession, community and Franklin College. She also serves as a Board Member on the Franklin College Williams Chair Advisory Board for the Political Science Department and served as an Ambassador for the Council of Independent Colleges.

She is admitted to practice in the State of Indiana, but is representing governmental entities and retirement plans across the country.
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  • "Asserting Amount in Controversy Post—the 'Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act': A Trip to Wonderland?" The Seventh Circuit Rider, Vol. 12, May 2012, pp. 31-34. Co-author: Katherine Winchester
  • "DTCI:  What I Really Meant to Say . . .," The Indiana Lawyer, June 23, 2010
  • "The Development of the Hypothetical Federal Felony: A Solution to Nonuniformity in Immigration," The Scholar - St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues, Winter 2008
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