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Karyn J. Durkin is an attorney in Reinhart’s Employee Benefits Practice where she advises private and publicly held companies, Taft-Hartley multiemployer funds and government employers that sponsor benefit plans on a range of issues. She counsels clients on a variety of benefit plan matters, including regulatory compliance, plan design, plan and trust administration, plan mergers and terminations and the application of fiduciary duties and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. She has experience with executive compensation arrangements and qualified retirement plans, including defined benefit (pension), defined contribution and employee stock ownership plans.

Karyn also counsels Taft-Hartley apprenticeship and training funds on operating the program in compliance with federal and state laws, government audits, and drafting trust documents. She also assists health and welfare plan clients in complying with the Affordable Care Act, COBRA and other applicable federal laws (the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, HIPAA, Medicare, FMLA, etc.).


  • J.D., cum laude, Marquette University Law School (Marquette Law Review, Articles Editor)
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2019-2020

  • State Bar of Wisconsin

  • Milwaukee Bar Association

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