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Cydni Waldner

Of Counsel
PHONE   208.388.4938
FAX   208.954.5932
EMAIL   cwaldner@hawleytroxell.com
 

Cydni Waldner is a member of the firm’s employee benefits practice group. She assists small to large corporations and companies with the nuances specific to ERISA laws and regulations, executive compensation, and employee benefits. Cydni’s active practice allows her to remain at the forefront of ERISA law developments. Her early career as corporate counsel responsible for legal compliance in the employee benefits areas enables her to understand thoroughly the needs of her clients.

Cydni has negotiated benefits issues in mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs for companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to single location companies, and has experience in post-deal transitions and benefit integration.

Cydni advises employers on Affordable Care Act compliance, including federal reporting obligations and plan design strategies for both fully-insured and self-insured plans. She also assists with other healthcare and welfare plan compliance issues for private and public employers, governmental plans, multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs), and self-insured trusts.

A significant part of Cydni’s practice involves advising employers on fiduciary issues and legal compliance with respect to qualified retirement plans, including pension, 401(k) and 457(b) plans. She also assists with IRS and DOL audits of qualified plans and plan operations and corrections and advises employers regarding vendor contracts and employee communications.


Practice Areas

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 1997

UNDERGRADUATE: Harvard University, B.A., cum laude, 1993

Community Activities

BrushPoppers 4-H Club, Vale, Oregon, Leader, 2010-present

Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery, Board Member 2014 – present


Cydni Waldner

Of Counsel
PHONE   208.388.4938
FAX   208.954.5932
EMAIL   cwaldner@hawleytroxell.com

Biography

Cydni Waldner is a member of the firm’s employee benefits practice group. She assists small to large corporations and companies with the nuances specific to ERISA laws and regulations, executive compensation, and employee benefits. Cydni’s active practice allows her to remain at the forefront of ERISA law developments. Her early career as corporate counsel responsible for legal compliance in the employee benefits areas enables her to understand thoroughly the needs of her clients.

Cydni has negotiated benefits issues in mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs for companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to single location companies, and has experience in post-deal transitions and benefit integration.

Cydni advises employers on Affordable Care Act compliance, including federal reporting obligations and plan design strategies for both fully-insured and self-insured plans. She also assists with other healthcare and welfare plan compliance issues for private and public employers, governmental plans, multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs), and self-insured trusts.

A significant part of Cydni’s practice involves advising employers on fiduciary issues and legal compliance with respect to qualified retirement plans, including pension, 401(k) and 457(b) plans. She also assists with IRS and DOL audits of qualified plans and plan operations and corrections and advises employers regarding vendor contracts and employee communications.


Practice Areas

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 1997

UNDERGRADUATE: Harvard University, B.A., cum laude, 1993

Community Activities

BrushPoppers 4-H Club, Vale, Oregon, Leader, 2010-present

Treasure Valley Children’s Relief Nursery, Board Member 2014 – present


Memberships & Accolades

Memberships

Idaho, 1997

Oregon, 2007

Idaho State Bar, Employment and Labor Law Section, Chair, 2006-2009; Secretary, 2003-2006

Western Pension & Benefits Conference, President, 2006-2008; President-Elect,

2005-2006; Secretary, 2004-2005; Founding Member, 2003; Board Member, 2003-2012

Western Benefits Conference, Program Committee Member, 2006-2007