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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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Nancy Williams Bonnett was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Nancy Williams Bonnett

Pietzsch, Bonnett & Womack, P.A.
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Insurance
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Syracuse, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Employment Law - Individuals Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Salem, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Health Care Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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John J. D'Amato was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John J. D'Amato

D'Amato & Maloney, LLP
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Individuals Tax Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Tax Law Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - ERISA Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Individuals Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Civil Rights Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Corporate Governance Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Government Relations Practice
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates Nonprofit / Charities Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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Practice Area Definition

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Definition

Employee benefits law is a practice area for lawyers who counsel employers on different types of retirement and welfare benefit plans, with particular emphasis on benefits arrangements regulated by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (commonly known as “ERISA”).

Single-employer, multi-employer, and collectively bargained pension plans provide benefits to plan participants and beneficiaries through various arrangements, including pension, profit sharing, annuity, 401(k), and employee stock ownership plans, as well as through various group life insurance, medical, hospitalization, dental, severance, and other health and welfare benefit plans.

Employee benefits law encompasses a wide spectrum of matters, including planning, drafting, and updating qualified and nonqualified retirement plan documents, and assisting clients with ongoing compliance matters relating to new statutes and regulations. It also requires working with government agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, in connection with voluntary corrections, closing agreements, audits, and investigations.

Employee benefits law practitioners are called upon to identify special issues and potential problems in corporate and partnership reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and securities transactions. Lawyers work closely with public and private investment funds to counsel on fiduciary duties, prohibited transactions, and various tax issues related to plan asset investments.

Executive compensation matters are an important component of employee benefits law and involve advising clients on the tax and accounting concerns surrounding equity-based compensation, bonus arrangements, supplemental retirement and deferred compensation plans, executive employment and severance arrangements, and securities law compliance.

Employee benefits lawyers assist in ERISA litigation disputes to prosecute and defend a wide variety of fiduciary duty claims on behalf of employee benefit plans, plan trustees and plan service providers, including claims arising from significant plan investment losses, claims challenging plan amendments or terminations, and claims challenging plan restrictions on particular types of coverage.
Employee benefits law is a practice area for lawyers who counsel employers on different types of retirement and welfare benefit plans, with particular emphasis on benefits arrangements regulated by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (commonly known as “ERISA”).

Single-employer, multi-employer, and collectively bargained pension plans provide benefits to plan participants and beneficiaries through various arrangements, including pension, profit sharing, annuity, 401(k), and employee stock ownership plans, as well as through various group life insurance, medical, hospitalization, dental, severance, and other health and welfare benefit plans.

Employee benefits law encompasses a wide spectrum of matters, including planning, drafting, and updating qualified and nonqualified retirement plan documents, and assisting clients with ongoing compliance matters relating to new statutes and regulations. It also requires working with government agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, in connection with voluntary corrections, closing agreements, audits, and investigations.

Employee benefits law practitioners are called upon to identify special issues and potential problems in corporate and partnership reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and securities transactions. Lawyers work closely with public and private investment funds to counsel on fiduciary duties, prohibited transactions, and various tax issues related to plan asset investments.

Executive compensation matters are an important component of employee benefits law and involve advising clients on the tax and accounting concerns surrounding equity-based compensation, bonus arrangements, supplemental retirement and deferred compensation plans, executive employment and severance arrangements, and securities law compliance.

Employee benefits lawyers assist in ERISA litigation disputes to prosecute and defend a wide variety of fiduciary duty claims on behalf of employee benefit plans, plan trustees and plan service providers, including claims arising from significant plan investment losses, claims challenging plan amendments or terminations, and claims challenging plan restrictions on particular types of coverage.