Overview


Andrew C. Liazos heads the Firm’s Executive Compensation Group and the Boston Employee Benefits Practice. Andrew focuses his practice on compensation and benefit matters, including related securities, M&A, IPO, private equity, international and litigation matters. Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to compensation committees to individual executives in employment and severance negotiations.

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Results


  • Successfully defended a non-profit health system and other alleged fiduciaries in a class action complaint seeking more than $85 million in damages, and alleging breach of fiduciary duty under ERISA in the selection and monitoring of investment options for its 401(k) plan and in connection with fees paid and revenue sharing. After an 8-day bench trial, the court denied all injunctive relief and 97% of damages sought
  • Representing Schneider Electric in a class action 401(k) lawsuit alleging that investment options were improper and that plan fees were unreasonable
  • Representing the Demoulas/Market Basket supermarket defendants in a class action 401(k) lawsuit alleging that investment options were improper and that plan fees were unreasonable

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Recognitions


  • Acritas Stars, 2019 and 2020 listed among independently rated lawyers
  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, 2007, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow

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Community


  • American Bar Association Joint Committee on Employee Benefits National Institute on Executive Compensation (2014 to 2019), Co-Chair; Tax Section – Employee Benefits Committee (2016), Chair; Multinational Employee Benefits Subcommittee (2007 to 2010) and Joint Split-Dollar Life Insurance Task Force (2002 to 2003), Chair Emeritus
  • American Law Institute Annual Symposium on Executive Compensation, Co-Chair
  • Pension Action Center, Board Member

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Credentials


Education
Suffolk University Law School, JD (Tax), cum laude, Tax Moot Court, 1990
University of Massachusetts – Amherst, BS (HRTA), cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi, 1987

Admissions
Massachusetts
Maine
New York

Courts / Agencies
US Supreme Court
US Tax Court

Government
Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel, Income Tax and Accounting (1989)

Andrew C. Liazos

Insights & Events / Media

Virtual Event / McDermott Event / November 5, 2020

Webinar / McDermott Event / August 20, 2020

Webcast / Speaking Engagements / July 9, 2020

Webinar / McDermott Event / May 22, 2020

On the Subject / March 19, 2020

Boston, MA / McDermott Event / September 10, 2019

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / May 8, 2019

Nashville, Tennessee / Speaking Engagements / February 6 - 9, 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana / Speaking Engagements / January 17 - 19, 2019

On the Subject / January 9, 2019

Coronado, California / Speaking Engagements / November 11-15, 2018

New York, New York / Speaking Engagements / October 21-26, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / June 10-12, 2018

Video / June 4, 2018

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / May 10-12, 2018

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / April 19, 2018

San Diego, California / Speaking Engagements / February 8-10, 2018

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / June 14, 2017

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / May 11 - 13, 2017

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / May 11 - 13, 2017

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / March 1-3, 2017

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / January 23, 2017

Orlando, Florida / Speaking Engagements / January 21, 2017

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