McDermott Practice Leader Advancing Employee Benefits Law Through Commitment to Client Success and Increasing Public Awareness


CHICAGO McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Todd Solomon, head of the firm’s Employee Benefits practice, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC).

ACEBC is a national professional organization of lawyers who have made outstanding contributions to the field of employee benefits. Membership is by nomination only and limited to those who have at least 20 years of experience in the practice of employee benefits law. Fellows exhibit a commitment to raising public awareness and understanding of benefits law while managing robust practices with exceptional client service. Induction of the new Fellows took place on September 15, 2018, in Nashville, TN.

Solomon joins Andrew Liazos and Erin Turley as McDermott partners admitted into ACEBC. “We congratulate Todd on his well-deserved induction into the College” said Liazos. “Todd is a terrific practitioner and has made outstanding contributions to the employee benefits practice, particularly in the area of domestic partner benefits. We look forward to his continued leadership for years to come.”

“Todd has consistently demonstrated the highest caliber of leadership at McDermott and dedication to the continuing development of the employee benefits practice both within the firm and globally.” said Turley. “We are all proud of this important recognition. He will be a tremendous addition to ACEBC, which will benefit from his longstanding dedication to employee benefits law – much as his clients and colleagues do.”

Solomon focuses his practice on qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, including employee stock ownership and 403(b) plans, as well as executive compensation and severance arrangements. He also counsels privately and publicly held corporations and tax-exempt entities regarding fiduciary and plan investment issues under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. He represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Todd is a frequent speaker on complex and emerging employee benefits issues and serves as editor of the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute’s Annual Global Report. He is a member and former chair of the McDermott’s Pro Bono and Community Service Committee and also serves on its Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Solomon is author of Guide to Benefits for Domestic Partners and Same-Sex Couples (Thompson Information Services 2015) and has worked with many companies on their domestic partner benefits policies and advocated for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the workplace.

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Inc. is dedicated to elevating the standards and advancing the public’s understanding of the practice of employee benefits law. In pursuit of this goal, the College encourages the study and development of employee benefits laws, initiates professional discussions of significant employee benefits issues and sponsors an extensive list of Continuing Legal Education programs. Please click here to learn more about the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.

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