CHICAGO (September 9, 2009) — McDermott Will & Emery LLP is pleased to announce that partner Todd A. Solomon has been appointed to the board of directors of AIDS Legal Council of Chicago (ALCC). The mission of the ALCC is to “preserve, promote and protect the legal rights of men, women and children in the metropolitan Chicago area impacted by HIV.” The organization provides direct legal services to people in need, educates the public about HIV-related legal issues and advocates for social policies that ensure fair treatment for all people affected by HIV/AIDS.
Mr. Solomon is a member of the Firm’s Employee Benefits Department and focuses his practice primarily on designing, amending, and administering pension plans, profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans, 403(b) plans, and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements. He also counsels privately and publicly-held corporations and tax-exempt entities regarding fiduciary issues under ERISA, employee benefits issues involved in corporate transactions, executive compensation matters, and the implementation of benefit programs for domestic partners of employees.
Additionally, Mr. Solomon is co-chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono & Community Service Committee in the Chicago office. He received the 2008 McDermott Will & Emery award for Outstanding Achievement and Commitment to Pro Bono and Service to the Community. In June 2008, Todd was named a “Pro Bono Attorney of the Month” by Illinois Legal Aid Online. He is also a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Diversity Committee of McDermott Will & Emery. As a member of the LGBT Committee, Todd has been involved with evaluating the Firm’s domestic partner benefits policies and working with businesses in Chicago to form strategic alliances in order to advocate for LGBT rights in the workplace.
To learn more about ALCC, please visit http://www.aidslegal.com.