Lacy’s experiences involve a broad range of issues related to qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, fringe benefit plans and deferred executive compensation arrangements. She consults on all aspects including compliance, design techniques, corrective measures, administration, and mitigation strategies. Lacy also regularly advises plan sponsors and fiduciaries regarding the prohibited transaction, reporting and disclosure, and fiduciary responsibility provisions of ERISA. In addition, she counsels companies on employee benefits matters arising from corporate mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. With years of experience in the accounting and compliance field, Lacy has participated in all aspects of employee benefit engagements. She routinely is involved in drafting and providing opinions, interpreting legislation and regulations, and working with complex and sensitive financial matters requiring the use of investigative techniques and coordination with various representatives. Lacy also works with various oversight and regulatory agencies including the DOL, IRS, and PBGC to resolve issues.
Lacy's educational background is vast. She earned B.B. A’s. in both Accounting and Finance from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, followed by a MBA from Louisiana Tech University. After obtaining her Juris Doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center, she completed her education with an LLM in Taxation from Southern Methodist University School of a Law. Lacy is an active member of the legal community and admitted to practice law in both Louisiana and Texas.
Service is of the highest importance to Lacy. Lacy has been instrumental in giving back and impacting the community. She holds prominent positions with several civic and bar associations. She is a philanthropist, mentor, and frequent speaker. She has worked on a myriad of amazing projects that include producing award-winning videos on issues such as child abuse/neglect and human trafficking, in addition to writing pamphlets that provide legal resources to families with special needs children, consumer fraud, and much more. Additionally, Lacy is a zealous advocate of advancing women and promoting diversity and inclusion in the profession. Her achievements have been honored in several capacities including the Dallas Regional Chamber Young Athena Award, the Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40, IMPACT Nation’s Best Advocates, 40 Under 40 Award, the Texas Young Lawyers Association President’s Award of Merit, the Altrusa International Outstanding Woman of Tomorrow, and many more. Lacy is a Past Chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division (2015-2016). She currently serves as an ABA Young Lawyers Division Delegate, the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs, and a Liaison to the Business Law Section.