Norma Sharara JD

Managing Director, BDO

EXPERIENCE Norma is an employee benefits and executive compensation professional with over 25 years of experience with an emphasis on retirement plans, executive compensation, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining BDO, Norma was part of the Washington Resource Group at Mercer, a global human resources consulting firm, where she produced market-differentiating intellectual capital for consultants and clients. Before joining Mercer, she was a partner at two national law firms. For seven years, she was also an adjunct faculty member at American University's Kogod School of Business, where she taught a Master's in Taxation course on employee benefits and executive compensation. Norma advises a broad range of clients, including employers, employees, ERISA plan fiduciaries, financial institutions, and tax exempt organizations and has represented them before the IRS and DOL. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Bar Association Mid-Atlantic Pension Council District of Columbia Bar Association EDUCATION J.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD B.A., American University, Washington DC