Keating Muething & Klekamp Welcomes Rachel M. Pappenfus

Cincinnati (April 29, 2021) - The Cincinnati law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®) welcomes attorney Rachel M. Pappenfus, Associate in the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group.

Rachel Pappenfus counsels both public and private employers on all aspects of benefits and compensation.

She assists clients with plan design (e.g., health and welfare, retirement, and Section 125 plans), plan administration, plan correction issues, and compliance with various federal and state laws and regulations. This includes the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA), and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). She prepares plan documents, and required plan notices and disclosures.

Prior to joining KMK Law, Pappenfus most recently worked for a benefits consulting firm, advising clients on health and welfare plan compliance. Previously, she was also an associate for a national law firm where she gained experience in all areas of employee benefits, labor and employment law.

Pappenfus earned her J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2015, where she was a member of the University of Cincinnati Law Review. She earned her M.A. from the College of Mount St. Joseph in 2010, and her B.S. from Wright State University, magna cum laude, in 2008. She is admitted to practice law in Ohio, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.

About Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

The law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL (KMK Law®), based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally-recognized law firm delivering sophisticated legal solutions to businesses of all sizes—from Fortune 50 corporations to start-up companies. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers® 2020 recognized KMK as a leading law firm in Ohio in Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions, Labor & Employment, and General Commercial Litigation. KMK Law earned five National Rankings in Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Project Finance Law and Venture Capital Law and 40 Metropolitan Rankings in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers publication of its 2021 “Best Law Firms” Report. Founded in 1954, KMK has approximately 130 lawyers and a support staff of 150 employees. Additional information is available at


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