2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 2100, Dallas, TX 75201-2923 USA
Krista Hanvey is co-chair of Gibson Dunn’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group and co-partner in charge in the firm’s Dallas office. She counsels clients of all sizes across all industries, both public and private, using a multi-disciplinary approach to compensation and benefits matters that crosses tax, securities, labor, accounting and traditional employee benefits legal requirements. Ms. Hanvey has significant experience with all aspects of executive compensation, health and welfare benefit plan, and retirement plan compliance, planning, and transactional support. She also routinely advises clients with respect to general corporate and non-profit governance matters. Ms. Hanvey also oversees the Dallas office’s pro bono adoption program.
Ms. Hanvey offers broad expertise on all types of public and private equity compensation and employee stock purchase plans; 401(k), ESOP and 403(b) tax-qualified retirement and nonqualified deferred compensation plans; executive employment, severance, retention, change in control and non-compete agreements; performance bonus, sales commission and other incentive pay plans; and retiree medical, cafeteria and other welfare benefit plans. She regularly advises clients on the requirements of and compliance with tax laws, ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, the Affordable Care Act and executive compensation securities disclosure requirements.
Chambers USA ranked Ms. Hanvey as an Up and Coming attorney in the area of Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation in their 2022 publication and Law360 named her as a 2020 Rising Star. In 2022, she was selected as one of the Texas Diversity Council’s Top Women Lawyer Award Winners and was ranked among the Lawdragon 500 Leading Corporate Employment Lawyers.
Ms. Hanvey graduated first in her class from William and Mary School of Law, where she served as senior articles editor of the William & Mary Law Review. Ms. Hanvey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors in Government from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Beta Kappa.
Ms. Hanvey is admitted to practice law in the state of Texas.
Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements
College of William & Mary - 2009 Juris Doctor
University of Texas - 2006 Bachelor of Arts