Todd A. Solomon is the head of McDermott’s Benefits, Compensation & Employment Practice Group. Todd focuses his practice on designing, amending and administering pension, profit sharing, 401(k), employee stock ownership and 403(b) plans, as well as nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements. He also counsels privately and publicly held corporations and tax-exempt entities regarding fiduciary issues under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), employee benefits issues involved in corporate transactions, executive compensation matters and the implementation of benefit programs for domestic partners of employees.

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  • Assisted a large multi-brand restaurant operator with the $2 billion sale of a casual dining restaurant chain and the spin-off of various employee benefit plans
  • Assisted an investment advisory firm with review of ERISA provisions of 10 to 15 private equity and hedge fund investments per year
  • Assisted a consumer products company with a global benefits compliance review project and establishment of a global plan governance structure

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  • Chambers USA 2017, 2018
  • Legal 500 United States, 2018
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online, Pro Bono Attorney of the Month (June 2008)

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  • Equal Justice Works, Member of the Board of Counselors
  • International Bar Association (IBA), current Global Employment Institute Council member and past co-chair of the LGBT Law Committee and on the advisory board member of the Pension Action Center
  • AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, past president of the board of directors
  • Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, member of the board of directors
  • Equip for Equality, member of the board of directors


University of Chicago Law School, JD, with honors, 1998
University of Michigan, BA, with high distinction, 1995