Partner at Wang Kobayashi Austin, LLC
Jennifer Kobayashi is a partner at Wang Kobayashi Austin, LLC in Chicago, Illinois and practices in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.
Jennifer has experience in a broad range of benefits and compensation matters, including qualified retirement plans, executive compensation, and welfare benefit plans. Jennifer frequently advises employers on correcting qualified plan errors, and has prepared numerous submissions under the IRS plan correction program. She also advises employers on plan mergers and plan terminations, including the preparation of related plan amendments, resolutions, IRS filings, and employee communications.
Prior to forming Wang Kobayashi Austin, Jennifer was an attorney in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Department of Winston & Strawn LLP.
Jennifer is on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Foundation for Education and the Boalt Hall Alumni Association, and on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Bar Association’s Alliance for Women. She has received an AV Preeminent Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 from Martindale-Hubbell. She has been selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers Listing from 2014 to 2017, was named to the Super Lawyers list of Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois in 2016 and 2017, and was named to the Super Lawyers list of Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois in 2017.