Alden J. Bianchi - McDermott Will & Emery


Alden J. Bianchi is an experienced Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation lawyer who advises corporate, not-for-profit, governmental and individual clients on a broad range of executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans.

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  • Served as counsel to a global staffing company on the US regulatory aspects of all of its worldwide stock compensation arrangements. Also advised the company on all US tax-qualified and non-qualified pension plans, welfare arrangements, and fringe benefit programs*
  • Obtained favorable Department of Labor advisory opinions for Dunkin’ Donuts and Ace Hardware (Ad. Ops. 2005-20A and 2019-01A) relating to captive-funded, multiple employer welfare arrangements*
  • Advised CitiGroup on all its US employee welfare benefits programs, including compliance with the Affordable Care Act and a top-to-bottom review of their retiree health benefit plans*

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  • Best Lawyers in America: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 1995-2024
  • Chambers USA, Band 1 in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, 2006-2023
  • Legal 500 US, Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans, 2018 and 2020-2023
  • Bloomberg Tax, Leonard L. Silverstein Award for Distinguished Service in Tax, 2024

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  • American Bar Association, Tax Section, member
  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, fellow
  • BNA Pension & Benefit Publications Advisory Board, chair

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Boston University, LLM, Taxation, 1984
Georgetown University, LLM, 1981
Suffolk University Law School, JD, 1979
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, BS, 1974

District of Columbia

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court