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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Rapid City, South Dakota
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Bellevue, Washington
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
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    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:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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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:
    Corporate Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    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:
    Austin, Texas
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Tax Law Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
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    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
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Syracuse, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
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    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 Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Individuals
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  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
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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:
    Salem, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • 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:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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John J. D'Amato was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

John J. D'Amato

D'Amato & Maloney, LLP
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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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
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Trusts and Estates Corporate Law Litigation and Controversy - Tax Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • 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:
    Litigation and Controversy - Tax Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    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
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  • 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:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Labor Law - Management
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
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    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:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Dayton, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    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:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • 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:
    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:
    Savannah, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Individuals
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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:
    Tax Law 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:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Tax Law Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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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
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization 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 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Individuals Criminal Defense: White-Collar Civil Rights Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - ERISA Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
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    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Government Relations Practice Tax Law
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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:
    Nonprofit / Charities Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
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    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
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
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    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
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
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    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
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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.