Tuesday, January 27, 2015
FRANCES QUICK RECEIVES THE BIRMINGHAM BAR ASSOCIATION’S 2012 L. BURTON BARNES III PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
Frances Quick has a notable record of community and professional service. She is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Executive Committee for Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham, and was its 2009 Calling Campaign Chair and 2010 Funding Chair. Additionally, Ms. Quick was President of The Women’s Network in 2009 and has served on United Way Visiting Allocation Teams, the Metro Birmingham Heart Association Board of Directors, and co-chaired the Giving Circle for Voices Against Violence, a campaign by women lawyers and the Birmingham Community Foundation to reduce the incidence of domestic violence in Jefferson County. She is an alumnus of Project Corporate Leadership, a program designed to increase diversity awareness in Birmingham. Ms. Quick is a life-long member of Leighton United Methodist Church.
She could not participate in as many service activities without the ready assistance of her husband, Keith Quick. Professionally, Frances Quick is a Shareholder at Maynard Cooper where she is a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice group. She represents employers in the establishment and maintenance of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans. Her practice includes the identification and resolution of fiduciary obligations to plan participants, correction of plan qualification issues arising under the Internal Revenue Code, updating plan documents to conform to legal requirements under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, submitting retirement plans and trusts to the Internal Revenue Service for approval and utilizing DOL correction programs for fiduciary breaches. Ms. Quick is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, the Society of Human Resource Managers, the Alabama Profit Sharing Council and the Birmingham Bar Association, where she has served on the Executive Committee, and is a past-chair of the Women Lawyers Section, the Public Service Committee and the Community Education Committee. Additionally she is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, is a member of the Farrah Law Society and is on the Board of Trustees for the University of Alabama School of Law Foundation. Ms. Quick received both her undergraduate and law degrees from The University of Alabama. Following law school she was a law clerk to the former Northern District of Alabama Chief Judge Sam C. Pointer, Jr. from 1991-1992. She has been recognized for excellence in her area of practice by numerous organizations including The Best Lawyers in America, Alabama Super Lawyers, and Martindale Hubbell.