Overview


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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Results


  • 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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Recognitions


  • Chambers USA 2017-2019
  • Legal 500 United States, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2020, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online, Pro Bono Attorney of the Month (June 2008)

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Community


  • 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

Credentials


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

Admissions
Illinois

Todd A. Solomon

Insights & Events / Media

Seoul, South Korea / Speaking Engagements / September 22-27, 2019

New Orleans, LA / Speaking Engagements / September 10, 2019

Lisbon, Portugal / Speaking Engagements / May 19 - 22, 2019

Chicago, Illinois / / 4-7 November, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / October 3, 2018

Boston, Massachusetts / Speaking Engagements / August 28, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / June 26, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / June 17-20, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / May 14 - 16, 2018

Overland Park, Kansas / / May 10, 2018

Webinar / Speaking Engagements / April 4, 2018

Denver, Colorado / Speaking Engagements / September 19, 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / McDermott Event / June 5 – 7, 2017

Washington, District of Columbia / Speaking Engagements / March 8, 2017

Orlando, Florida / Speaking Engagements / January 20, 2017

Thompson's The 401(k) Handbook / February 2016

Thompson's HR Compliance Expert / September 2015

The Guide to Benefits for Domestic Partners and Same-Sex Couples

Tokyo, Japan / Diversity Event / October 22, 2014

On the Subject / August 28, 2014

Employee Benefit Plan Review, Volume 68 / June 2014

IRS Guidance Clarifies Retroactive Retirement Plan Impact of US Supreme Court's ...

Thompson Information Services / January 2014

Guide to Benefits for Domestic Partners and Same-Gender Couples

Law360 / January 14, 2014

A Bellwether of Religious Leader Taxation?

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