squaresCANDACE L. QUINN, JD LL.M.
TAXATION, LL.M. ENERGY
Principal, Global Executive Compensation and Benefits

Candace has more than 25 years of experience providing international executive compensation and employee benefits consulting services. She focuses her practice on cross-border regulatory and operational compliance, executive compensation plan design, as well as the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and legal and tax matters concerning qualified and non-qualified retirement plans. Candace counsels on supplemental executive deferred compensation arrangements under IRC Section 409A and secular trusts; and advises on equity and non-equity based plans for publicly traded and privately held companies, including non-qualified stock option plans, incentive stock option plans, restricted stock plans, stock appreciation rights and phantom stock plans.

She has a wide-range of experience with defined benefit, pensions and cash balance plans, ESOPs defined contribution, profit sharing and 401(k) plans and 403(b) tax deferred annuity plans. She conducts ERISA fiduciary investigative reviews which include governance, forensic investment and plan expense reviews.   Her  due diligence regulatory and operational compliance review of qualified retirement plans and 403(b) tax deferred annuity plans, including advising on internal controls and best practice governance standards to mitigate risk of fiduciary breaches, conflict of interest and prohibited transactions.  She also provides counsel on ERISA exemptions including QPAMs.
Candace provides tax and legal consulting on international employee benefits and executive compensation, fiduciary standards, corporate governance, and internal controls for multinational and domestic corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, boards of directors and not-for-profit entities.

She advises on health and welfare, healthcare, and life science programs including Voluntary Employee Benefit Associations (VEBAs) and implementation of the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA). Candace also advises on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security and provides counsel on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

She represents plan sponsors regarding corrections, governmental compliance investigations and audits, tax controversies and resolutions including those undertaken by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) and other federal and state regulatory enforcement agencies; and has obtained IRS recognition of tax-exempt status for many non-profit organizations.

Candace also provides energy regulatory and tax consultation to support private and joint venture investment in energy initiatives for clean energy, energy efficiency and energy production.
As part of the United States Council of International Business’s Environment Committee, and the Climate Change and Energy Working Group of the USCIB, she has provided insight on carbon pricing principles and international climate policy which will inform the International Chamber of Commerce’s future recommendations on governmental positions related to COP21.

Prior to joining Mazars, she was a compensation and benefit partner at an international law firm and previously Big Four accounting firm.

Candace holds an LL.M. in Energy from the Vermont Law School. She received her LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, her JD from Suffolk University Law School, and her BS from Tulane University.

 

Industry Expertise

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Health Care and Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Media, Information & Entertainment 
  • Transportation
  • Not for Profit
  • Higher Education
  • Private Equity
  • Hedge Funds
  • Real Estate

Service Specialties

  • ERISA, Internal Revenue Code Advisory
  • Global Executive Compensation & Benefits
  • Retirement and Health and Welfare Plan Advisory
  • Corporate International Tax Planning
  • Tax Controversy, Exemption, Litigation Support
  • Energy and Tax Advisory

Licenses & Certifications

  • Admitted to practice before the Bar of New York
  • Admitted to practice before the Bar of Massachusetts
  • Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School

Membership

  • United States Council for International Business – Energy, Corporate Responsibility Committee, Environment Committee (Climate Change and Energy Working Group)
  • American Bar Association Sections of Taxation, Environment, Energy and Resources Law
  • New York Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Board Of Directors

  • Co-Founder and Co-President, Women’s Executive Circle of New York

Education

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy and Environment, Vermont Law School, to be awarded 2016
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)  in Taxation, Boston University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor (JD), Suffolk University Law School
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), with honors, Tulane University

Publications

    "Hospital Church Plan Exemption: First Amendment Protection for Religious Organizations or Opportunity for ERISA Regulatory Arbitrage " BNA Pension & Benefits Daily, (December 2013), (Co- Author)”

    “Ninth Circuit: Edison Fiduciaries Breached Duties by Offering Retail-Class Investments,” BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (March 22, 2013). (Mentioned)”

    “Executive Compensation Around the Globe: Need for Robust Disclosure and Accountability in the 2013 Proxy Season,” BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (March 7, 2013). (Co-author)”

    “DOL Final Fee Disclosure Rules May Have Consequences for Fiduciaries Beyond Fines – Could Result in Increased Litigation and Government Enforcement,” BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (April 25, 2012). (Co-author)”

    “Report Parses Wall Street Workforce,” The Wall Street Journal (December 2, 2011). (Mentioned as Women’s Executive Circle of New York)”

    “Governmental Investigation of Executive and Board Compensation Intensifies at Not-For-Profit Organizations: Challenges to the Rebuttable Presumption,” BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (December 8, 2011). (Author)”

    “Women Hold Few Top Jobs at N.Y. Firms,” The Wall Street Journal (October 28, 2011). (Quoted)”
    "Fee Disclosure of Defined Contribution Plans: The State of Fiduciary Duties," BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (July 2010) (Co-Author)”

    "Enforcement Efforts Take Aim at Executive Compensation of Tax Exempt Health Care Entities," BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (December 2009) (Co-Author)”

    “The Recovery Act’s Mechanism to Stimulate the Economy Requires Adjustment: Is More Legislation the Answer?” BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (April 2009) (Co-Author)”

Presentations

    “Increased Scrutiny Around Executive Pay, Domestic and International”, Bloomberg Radio with Michael McKee, New York, July 20, 2016, Interview

    “The State of Women Business Leaders in New York State”, Women’s Executive Circle of New York Census Study Prepared in Partnership with Columbia Business School and Presented at Bank of America for the Women’s Executive Circle of New York (May 6, 2016 – Speaker and Moderator)”

    “Retirement Plan Readiness: Trends, Opportunities, Mitigating Risk” and Presented at Wilmington Trust Philanthropic Speaker Series, April 2016 – Speaker"

    "Executive Incentive Compensation in the Alternative Investment Industry – Best Practices and Current Developments, “ALM Hedge Fund General Counsel and Compliance Office Summit, October 2015 – Speaker

    “Women in Power: Developing and Supporting Women Leaders,” The Women’s Executive Circle of New York Presents to the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program – A Project for Japan, August 2015 – Speaker

    “The State of Women Business Leaders in New York State », Women’s Executive Circle of New York Census Study Prepared in Partnership with Columbia Business School and Presented at Bank of America for the Women’s Executive Circle of New York (November 17, 2013 – Speaker and Moderator)”

    “The Heat is On :Executive compensation Under Fire Around the Globe –  A Corporate and Tax Perspective.’ National Association of Stock Plan Professionals event, Washington, D.C. (October 17, 2013 – Speaker)”

    “Hot Topics for Plan Fiduciaries in Today’s Litigious Environment :  How to Mitigate Risk of Liability, » AIG event, San Francisco, California (May 23, 2013 – Speaker and Moderator)”
 





squaresCANDACE L. QUINN, JD LL.M.
TAXATION, LL.M. ENERGY
Principal, Global Executive Compensation and Benefits

Candace has more than 25 years of experience providing international executive compensation and employee benefits consulting services. She focuses her practice on cross-border regulatory and operational compliance, executive compensation plan design, as well as the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and legal and tax matters concerning qualified and non-qualified retirement plans. Candace counsels on supplemental executive deferred compensation arrangements under IRC Section 409A and secular trusts; and advises on equity and non-equity based plans for publicly traded and privately held companies, including non-qualified stock option plans, incentive stock option plans, restricted stock plans, stock appreciation rights and phantom stock plans.

She has a wide-range of experience with defined benefit, pensions and cash balance plans, ESOPs defined contribution, profit sharing and 401(k) plans and 403(b) tax deferred annuity plans. She conducts ERISA fiduciary investigative reviews which include governance, forensic investment and plan expense reviews.   Her  due diligence regulatory and operational compliance review of qualified retirement plans and 403(b) tax deferred annuity plans, including advising on internal controls and best practice governance standards to mitigate risk of fiduciary breaches, conflict of interest and prohibited transactions.  She also provides counsel on ERISA exemptions including QPAMs.
Candace provides tax and legal consulting on international employee benefits and executive compensation, fiduciary standards, corporate governance, and internal controls for multinational and domestic corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, boards of directors and not-for-profit entities.

She advises on health and welfare, healthcare, and life science programs including Voluntary Employee Benefit Associations (VEBAs) and implementation of the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act (COBRA). Candace also advises on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security and provides counsel on the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

She represents plan sponsors regarding corrections, governmental compliance investigations and audits, tax controversies and resolutions including those undertaken by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) and other federal and state regulatory enforcement agencies; and has obtained IRS recognition of tax-exempt status for many non-profit organizations.

Candace also provides energy regulatory and tax consultation to support private and joint venture investment in energy initiatives for clean energy, energy efficiency and energy production.
As part of the United States Council of International Business’s Environment Committee, and the Climate Change and Energy Working Group of the USCIB, she has provided insight on carbon pricing principles and international climate policy which will inform the International Chamber of Commerce’s future recommendations on governmental positions related to COP21.

Prior to joining Mazars, she was a compensation and benefit partner at an international law firm and previously Big Four accounting firm.

Candace holds an LL.M. in Energy from the Vermont Law School. She received her LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, her JD from Suffolk University Law School, and her BS from Tulane University.

 

Industry Expertise

  • Energy and Utilities
  • Health Care and Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Media, Information & Entertainment 
  • Transportation
  • Not for Profit
  • Higher Education
  • Private Equity
  • Hedge Funds
  • Real Estate

Service Specialties

  • ERISA, Internal Revenue Code Advisory
  • Global Executive Compensation & Benefits
  • Retirement and Health and Welfare Plan Advisory
  • Corporate International Tax Planning
  • Tax Controversy, Exemption, Litigation Support
  • Energy and Tax Advisory

Licenses & Certifications

  • Admitted to practice before the Bar of New York
  • Admitted to practice before the Bar of Massachusetts
  • Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School

Membership

  • United States Council for International Business – Energy, Corporate Responsibility Committee, Environment Committee (Climate Change and Energy Working Group)
  • American Bar Association Sections of Taxation, Environment, Energy and Resources Law
  • New York Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Board Of Directors

  • Co-Founder and Co-President, Women’s Executive Circle of New York

Education

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy and Environment, Vermont Law School, to be awarded 2016
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)  in Taxation, Boston University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor (JD), Suffolk University Law School
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), with honors, Tulane University

Publications

    "Hospital Church Plan Exemption: First Amendment Protection for Religious Organizations or Opportunity for ERISA Regulatory Arbitrage " BNA Pension & Benefits Daily, (December 2013), (Co- Author)”

    “Ninth Circuit: Edison Fiduciaries Breached Duties by Offering Retail-Class Investments,” BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (March 22, 2013). (Mentioned)”

    “Executive Compensation Around the Globe: Need for Robust Disclosure and Accountability in the 2013 Proxy Season,” BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (March 7, 2013). (Co-author)”

    “DOL Final Fee Disclosure Rules May Have Consequences for Fiduciaries Beyond Fines – Could Result in Increased Litigation and Government Enforcement,” BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (April 25, 2012). (Co-author)”

    “Report Parses Wall Street Workforce,” The Wall Street Journal (December 2, 2011). (Mentioned as Women’s Executive Circle of New York)”

    “Governmental Investigation of Executive and Board Compensation Intensifies at Not-For-Profit Organizations: Challenges to the Rebuttable Presumption,” BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (December 8, 2011). (Author)”

    “Women Hold Few Top Jobs at N.Y. Firms,” The Wall Street Journal (October 28, 2011). (Quoted)”
    "Fee Disclosure of Defined Contribution Plans: The State of Fiduciary Duties," BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (July 2010) (Co-Author)”

    "Enforcement Efforts Take Aim at Executive Compensation of Tax Exempt Health Care Entities," BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (December 2009) (Co-Author)”

    “The Recovery Act’s Mechanism to Stimulate the Economy Requires Adjustment: Is More Legislation the Answer?” BNA Pension & Benefits Daily (April 2009) (Co-Author)”

Presentations

    “Increased Scrutiny Around Executive Pay, Domestic and International”, Bloomberg Radio with Michael McKee, New York, July 20, 2016, Interview

    “The State of Women Business Leaders in New York State”, Women’s Executive Circle of New York Census Study Prepared in Partnership with Columbia Business School and Presented at Bank of America for the Women’s Executive Circle of New York (May 6, 2016 – Speaker and Moderator)”

    “Retirement Plan Readiness: Trends, Opportunities, Mitigating Risk” and Presented at Wilmington Trust Philanthropic Speaker Series, April 2016 – Speaker"

    "Executive Incentive Compensation in the Alternative Investment Industry – Best Practices and Current Developments, “ALM Hedge Fund General Counsel and Compliance Office Summit, October 2015 – Speaker

    “Women in Power: Developing and Supporting Women Leaders,” The Women’s Executive Circle of New York Presents to the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program – A Project for Japan, August 2015 – Speaker

    “The State of Women Business Leaders in New York State », Women’s Executive Circle of New York Census Study Prepared in Partnership with Columbia Business School and Presented at Bank of America for the Women’s Executive Circle of New York (November 17, 2013 – Speaker and Moderator)”

    “The Heat is On :Executive compensation Under Fire Around the Globe –  A Corporate and Tax Perspective.’ National Association of Stock Plan Professionals event, Washington, D.C. (October 17, 2013 – Speaker)”

    “Hot Topics for Plan Fiduciaries in Today’s Litigious Environment :  How to Mitigate Risk of Liability, » AIG event, San Francisco, California (May 23, 2013 – Speaker and Moderator)”

 

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