Christen Sewell

Christen Sewell

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Covington & Burling LLP
One CityCenter
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Tel: +1 202 662 5070
Fax: +1 202 778 5070



  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2009
    • magna cum laude
    • Boston University Law Review
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 2004
    • magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Christen Sewell is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office, where she is a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation, including compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA.  Her practice covers tax-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, equity compensation and nonqualified deferred compensation plans, among other areas.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted employer sponsors of tax-qualified pension plans with correction of operational and document errors under U.S. Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service voluntary correction programs.
  • Assisted employer sponsor with complying with ERISA's rules for assigning and allocating fiduciary responsibilities among employees.
  • Advised companies regarding the implications of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code on non-qualified deferred compensation plans and arrangements.
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