Frances-Ann (“FA”) Moran is Counsel at Siavage Law Group. She focuses her practice on executive compensation, incentive compensation, qualified pension and welfare benefit plans and corporate compliance.

 Executive Compensation

 FA’s compensation practice includes working with clients – both public and private, as well as foreign-based companies and individual executives – to design and maintain equity-based and non-equity-based compensation arrangements, performance-based incentive programs, executive employment, change in control, and severance contracts, and deferred compensation plans. She advises companies and compensation committees on corporate governance requirements associated with executive compensation design as well as securities law, national stock exchange regulations, and tax law requirements related to executive compensation.

 Qualified Pension and Welfare Benefit Plans

 FA’s qualified plans practice includes assisting clients with benefit issues that arise in corporate transactions, fiduciary compliance and requirements, and IRS and DOL plan correction programs. Because compensation and incentive realignment often go hand-in-hand with corporate change, she is frequently consulted by clients on benefits management strategy.

 Teaching and Communication

 FA creates training solutions primarily in the areas of regulatory compliance and effective communication of compliance program process and application. Prior to practicing law, FA was part of the customized executive education program development and delivery team at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business (now Duke Corporate Education) and project manager for the development of the Duke MBA – Cross Continent. FA merges her experience in organizational behavior from the Fuqua School into her practice, resulting in thoughtful customized solution designs that fit each client’s culture and business strategy.

 A member of the State Bar of Georgia, FA graduated from Duke University School of Law. She received a BA, with honors, from Meredith College, in Economics and English Literature. She is originally from Morehead, NC and now lives in Atlanta, GA, with a second home in Chapel Hill, NC. When not assisting clients, FA enjoys fishing, writing mysteries under the pen name Chessen Parker, reading, studying anthropology and visiting the coast.