Alexandra Ifrah is a partner in the Employee Benefits Practice Group of Friday, Eldredge & Clark and serves on the firm's Management Committee. Since joining the firm in 1999, Alexandra has concentrated her practice on the representation of employers from a myriad of industries in complex employee benefits, taxation and executive compensation matters. Alexandra has extensive experience in the design, implementation, compliance and administration of tax-qualified retirement plans (including profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, defined benefit plans and ESOPs) and nonqualified deferred compensation plans for both large and small business organizations, including governmental and non-profit organizations. Alexandra also has extensive experience in the design, implementation, compliance and administration of health and welfare benefit plans, including group health plans, cafeteria plans, health savings accounts and fringe benefit plans. Alexandra advises clients on all health and welfare benefit plan compliance issues, including helping employers understand their obligations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with the regulatory requirements of wellness programs under HIPAA and the ADA and with requirements under applicable federal and state laws regulating welfare benefit plans.
Alexandra is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits and was named "Lawyer of the Year" in 2020 and 2016 for her work in this area. In 2017, Arkansas Business and Little Rock Soirée recognized Alexandra for her work in ERISA Law in its annual Best Lawyers in Little Rock issue.