BOSTON (July 12, 2010) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that partner Andrew C. Liazos, head of the Firm's Executive Compensation Group and the Boston Employee Benefits Practice, has been elected as a Fellow of The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC). ACEBC is a national professional organization of approximately 400 lawyers who have made outstanding contributions to the field of employee benefits. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by peers of excellence in the field of employee benefits. Membership is by nomination only—it is limited to those who have at least 20 years of experience in the practice of employee benefits law, and demonstrate a sustained commitment to raising public awareness and understanding of benefits law through writing, speaking, public policy analysis, public education and/or public service while also maintaining a high level of professional services to clients, the bar and to the public. Induction of the new Fellows will take place on September 25, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario.
"I would like to extend my congratulations to Andrew," commented David E. Rogers, head of the Firm's Employee Benefits, Compensation, Labor & Employment Practice Group. He continued, "We are proud that the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel is recognizing Andrew's long-term commitment to employee benefits and look forward to him continuing to be a national leader in this practice area for many years to come."
Mr. Liazos advises Fortune 500 companies, public companies, large closely held businesses and compensation committees on tax and securities aspects of executive compensation, ERISA fiduciary matters and employee benefits in business transactions and bankruptcy. He also counsels executives on employment agreement and joint venture negotiations. Mr. Liazos is ranked as a leading national employee benefits and executive compensation lawyer in Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and has been recognized as a leading lawyer by Corporate Counsel, Super Lawyers (in Employee Benefits and International) and Legal 500.
Mr. Liazos is Chair of the Foreign and International Subcommittee on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation for American Bar Association - Section of Taxation and the past Chair of its Joint Split-Dollar Life Insurance Task Force with the Section of Real Estate, Trust and Estate Law Section. Mr. Liazos is a faculty member of the American Law Institute-American Bar Association and a past Chair of the ERISA Committee of the Boston Bar Association. Mr. Liazos' articles have been published by The Tax Lawyer, Tax Notes, BNA Tax Management Memorandum, the Benefits Law Journal and the Journal of Pension Planning and Compliance.
To learn more about the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, please visit http://www.acebc.com/.