Overview


Maureen O’Brien focuses her practice on assisting clients with issues affecting executive compensation and employee benefit plans in sales, acquisitions, spin-offs and other corporate transactions, as well as with benefit plan structuring and integration stemming from such transactions. Her clients include both public and privately held companies, as well as private equity and venture capital funds.

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Results


  • Advised Evonik Industries on the US$ 625 million acquisition of PeroxyChem from One Equity Partners

Recognition


  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Recognized by Leading Lawyers, 2015 – 2018

Community


  • American Co-chair, Ladder Up/Tax Assistance Program
  • Member, McDermott Pro Bono and Gender Diversity Committees
  • Board member, The Talking Farm

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Credentials


Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD, with high honors (Order of the Coif), with high honors, 1998
University of California – Los Angeles, BA, 1995

Admissions
Illinois

Maureen O’Brien

Insights & Events / Media

New York, NY / Speaking Engagements / June 21, 2018

New York, New York / McDermott Event / June 21, 2018

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / March 21, 2018

Bloomberg BNA / August 16, 2014

PBGC Announces 2014 Moratorium on ERISA §4062(e) Enforcement Actions

Publications / July 2014

Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Daily / January 9, 2014

View From McDermott: Multiemployer Union Plans Implement Aggressive Litigation Strategies to Fill $390 ...

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