Tara Silver-Malyska, JD

Director, Health & Benefits Compliance, Willis Towers Watson
Tara Silver-Malyska, JD
Tara Silver-Malyska is a Director in the Willis Towers Watson Health & Benefits Compliance group.

Tara is an accomplished attorney with more than 20 years of experience focused on employee benefits, including health and welfare, qualified retirement and executive compensation.

She held positions with four big four accounting firms, and served as Employee Benefits Counsel for a global actuarial and consulting firm. She has also provided advice to a government agency regarding appeals of defined benefit entitlements.

Tara monitors and analyzes employee benefits legislative and regulatory issues, writes and peer reviews technical articles, performs related research, and provides guidance to clients and consultants. Her consulting experience includes plan design, drafting, and qualification, correction program and compliance issues, government filings, reporting and disclosure, tax issues, M&A, QDROs, PBGC, Dodd-Frank, and public and private audit assistance. In addition, Tara has experience with employee benefit internal audits and not-for-profit entities.
Tara is the American Bar Association RPTE Former Group Chair, Co-Chair of Qualified Plans, and a member of JCEB and the Tax Section. She is the Dallas Bar Association, Employee Benefits/Executive Compensation Past-Chair. She is a Gulf Coast TE/GE Council Member and SouthWest Benefits Association (SWBA) member; the Past Program Chair for the Northern Virginia and Dallas Chapters of Worldwide Employee Benefit Network (WEB); the Past President D/FW Chapter and Program Co-Chair Dallas Chapter and Past Seminar Chair and Board Member Capital Chapter of the International Society Certified Employee Benefits Society (CEBS); and Dallas Benefits Society Past Co-Chair.

She is a frequent speaker and author on employee benefit topics.

Tara received a J.D. from Texas A&M University School of Law, top 15 percent of her class, Fort Worth, Texas; an MBA from the University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, Sigma Iota Epsilon; and a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.