An Employee Benefits attorney, Amy Thompson provides legal guidance and training to employers in private, governmental, and non-profit industries. She partners with employers to ensure compliance with ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, the ACA, IRS, and other state and federal regulatory entities. Counseling clients on employee benefit and executive compensation plans, Amy has extensive experience representing employers and plan sponsors in state and federal agency enforcement actions, as well as conducting voluntary employee benefit plans and fiduciary corrections.

Honors & Awards

  • ABA/BNA and Academic Awards for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law

Community Involvement

  • Symposium Editor – South Dakota Law Review
  • Director – Public Interest Law Network

Presentations & Publications


  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota


LAW SCHOOL:  J.D., University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, 2012

COLLEGE:  Master of Laws, Employee Benefits and Tax, with honors, John Marshall Law School, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015

B.S., M.A, Rhetoric and Compensation, South Dakota State University