Lisa Erb Harrison's primary area of practice is employee benefits law with a concentration in local and state governmental employers. Her practice includes work with qualified plans, governmental deferred compensation plans, 403(b) plans and health benefits. Her public sector clients include state-wide defined benefit and defined contribution retirement systems, state governments, municipalities, school corporations and other public entities.

Lisa's practice includes work with:
• qualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans
• governmental 457(b) deferred compensation plans
• 403(b) plans
• health benefits

Her public sector clients include:
• state-wide defined benefit and defined contribution retirement systems
• state governments, municipalities and school corporations
• other public entities

Her practice includes work on a wide range of issues for governmental retirement plans, both defined benefit and defined contribution, including:
• plan design and documentation
• plan administration processes
• Internal Revenue Service operational compliance issues
• benefit taxation and reporting

She has experience in:
• IRS determination letter applications
• private letter ruling requests, including death and disability taxation pickup issues, and 115 retiree health trusts
• IRS (Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System) plan correction filings.

Lisa works with several large governmental volume submitter plans, obtaining IRS approval of such plans.

She has also been a registered lobbyist in the state of Indiana and has worked with several governmental clients on legislative matters in the Indiana General Assembly.

Lisa, a native of Rensselaer, Ind., attended Butler University and received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and history in 1989, graduating summa cum laude, with highest honors. In 1992, she received her juris doctorate from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, graduating cum laude. While attending Indiana University Maurer School of Law, she served as managing editor for the Indiana Law Journal.

Before joining Ice Miller in November 1996, Harrison served as law clerk to the Hon. William I. Garrard, Judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals.


Speaking Engagements
  • "DROP Everything," National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, February 2016
  • "Are You Qualified?" National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2015
  • "Defined Contribution Plan Hot Topics," National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2015
  • "Group Trust Issues," National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, February 2014
  • "Defined Contribution Plans - Alternative Structures and Default Investment Issues," National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2013
  • "Sheriff Pension Plans - Trends in Plan Changes," Indiana County Council Association, June 2012
  • "Are You Qualified?" Protecting Your Plan's Tax Qualified Status," National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, June 2010, June 2016

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