Katherine Costello

Katherine Costello



Katherine is a partner at Wang Austin and focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation law.

Katherine has experience in a broad range of benefits and compensation matters, health and welfare plans, qualified retirement plans, and executive compensation. Katherine frequently advises public and private employers on health care reform and the design, implementation, and administration of employee benefit plans and programs. She also advises on equity and incentive compensation arrangements and Section 409A compliance.

Katherine has extensive experience with welfare benefit plans, including cafeteria plans, wrap plan documents, and severance plans, and regularly advises on compliance with ERISA, COBRA and the Affordable Care Act. She regularly counsels clients on the benefit claims and appeals process for welfare and retirement benefits.

Katherine also handles the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of corporate transactions and advises on issues such as the assumption and integration of employee benefit plans, including multiemployer and defined benefit pension plan obligations.

Prior to joining Wang Austin, Katherine was an attorney with Parker Poe and Winston & Strawn LLP.


J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, magna cum laude, 2004

B.A., Bucknell University, 2001


North Carolina

Illinois (inactive)