Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
— Catholic University Law Review, Associate Editor
B.S., Mathematics and Economics, 2002
District of Columbia (2008)
Ashley Hedge is a Senior Associate at IslerDare PC.
Ashley has over a decade of experience advising a wide range of clients on all aspects of employee benefit matters. In her practice, she regularly advises on qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, executive compensation arrangements, and severance arrangements. She works directly with human resources, legal, tax, and finance professionals to design, implement, and administer benefit programs to achieve business objectives in accordance with applicable law, including the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, and the Affordable Care Act. Ashley is valued by her clients for her ability to distill complex legal issues and provide practical and actionable advice.
She routinely drafts plan documents, amendments, summary plan descriptions, and other required participant notifications and counsels clients on fiduciary obligations and reporting and filing requirements. Ashley assists clients in identifying and resolving compliance failures, including fiduciary violations, operational errors, and plan document errors. Ashley also counsels clients on employee benefits matters arising during corporate transactions.
Prior to joining the Firm in 2018, Ashley practiced employee benefits law with Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C.
Ashley resides with her husband and three children in Potomac, Maryland.
Professional and Community Involvement
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
— Employee Benefits Committee
District of Columbia Bar, Section of Taxation
— Employee Benefits Committee
IRS Releases Final Regulations Regarding Hardship Distribution Rules, Employee Benefits Update (September 2019)
DOL Releases Updated CHIP Notice, Employee Benefits Update (September 2019)
Retirement Plans News and Issues, Employee Benefits Update (September 2019)
New Developments Regarding Healthcare Plans and Retirement Plans, Employee Benefits Update (August 2019)
Recent Legal Developments for Employee Benefits Plans, Employee Benefits Update (May 2019)
Changes to Hardship Distribution and 403(b) Relief, Employee Benefits Update (January 2019)
2019 Compliance Calendar, Employee Benefits Update (January 2019)
2018 Year-End Compliance Checklist, Employee Benefits Update (November 2018)
IRS Announces 2019 Dollar Limits on Compensation and Benefits, Employee Benefits Update (November 2018)
DOL Narrows Standards for Selecting Socially Responsible Retirement Plan Investments, Employee Benefits Update (June 2018)
The Elusive Search: Considerations for Locating Missing Retirement Plan Participants, Employee Benefits Update (April 2018)
Professional / Continuing Education Presentations
IslerDare Breakfast Briefing: 2019 Trends and Traps for the Unwary (March & April 2019)
IslerDare Breakfast Briefing: Fees, Benchmarking, and Best Practices: Steps You Should Take to Protect your Retirement Plans (May 2018)