Contact Information

gayle.skolnik@FaegreBD.com300 N. Meridian Street, Suite 2700
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
T: +1 317 237 1307
F: +1 317 237 1000

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington
J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif (1982)
Indiana University, Bloomington
B.A., with highest distinction (1979)

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Gayle L. Skolnik

Partner

Gayle Skolnik represents employers, fiduciaries and service providers with respect to all aspects of employee benefit law, including plan design, implementation and administration; government compliance; benefits aspects of corporate transactions; training and ERISA litigation. She represents and counsels clients regarding pension and profit-sharing plans, deferred compensation arrangements and executive compensation plans, tax-sheltered annuity plans and other benefits and compensation plans of tax-exempt employers, stock-based compensation plans, health and welfare plans, cafeteria plans, and other benefits programs and practices. She previously led Faegre Baker Daniels' employee benefits practice group for eight years.

Honors

  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Employee Benefits/ERISA
  • The Best Lawyers in America — Employee Benefits Law
  • United Way Executive Women's Leadership Program — 1998 Graduate
  • YWCA Salute to Women of Achievement Award — Nominee, 1998

Professional Associations

  • United States Chamber of Commerce — Employee Benefits Committee

Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation — Secretary of Board of Directors
  • Damar Services, Inc. — Board of Directors
  • Damar Services — Human Resources Committee, Chairperson

Presentations

  • The Supreme Court's Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage: Implications for Employee Benefit Plans
    Co-presenter with Megan Hladilek, Bloomberg BNA Webinar, July 2013
  • DOMA and Prop 8 Implications for Employers
    Faegre Baker Daniels Webinar, July 2013
  • Employee Benefit Plan Governance
    Co-presenter, Bloomberg BNA Webinar, September 2012

        Others:

  • Speaker at numerous programs and seminars on employee benefits and compensation topics, including 2005 Indiana Chamber of Commerce Seminar (Section 409A deferred compensation rules) and 2004 Indianapolis Urban League Equal Opportunity Day Seminar
  • 2003 Diversity and Race Relations Institute Diversity Workshop (domestic partner benefits), Better Business Bureau employment law seminars (HIPAA and other health plan issues), seminars and workshops of regional and local personnel and employee benefits organizations, and Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum seminars (topics include benefits issues in corporate transactions, EGTRRA, employee benefits basics, and welfare benefits issues for municipal employers)
  • Numerous presentations at fiduciary training programs and seminars. Author of many articles on employee benefits topics (including benefits issues in reductions in force, domestic partner benefits, electronic distribution of employee benefits communications and ERISA fiduciary duties)

Published Articles

  • Health Care Reform Compliance: An Extra Year 
    Food and Drink Magazine, Winter 2013