Mayer Brown LLP

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department

Illinois
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What the team is known for Respected practice handling compliance, transaction and controversy work concerning employee benefits and executive compensation arrangements. Adept at advising on ERISA compliance and enforcement matters. Works with an extensive client base that includes well-known domestic and international companies.

Strengths"It is very well known in the ERISA space," says a source.

Sources report: "It provides excellent client service and is very practical."

Work highlights Defended George Washington University against an ERISA class action accusing it of mismanaging its retirement plan.

Notable practitioners


Debra Hoffman
has over thirty years of experience in the employee benefit and executive compensation space. Her expertise covers a host of issues, including deferred compensation arrangements and pensions de-risking.


Lennine Occhino
is highly regarded for her abilities in handling ERISA issues, including compliance matters. "She is an ERISA expert, there is no one better to go to, she gives great advice," says a source.


Nancy Ross
is best known for advising on ERISA disputes, representing clients such as employers, board of directors and plan fiduciaries. Clients report she is "goal-oriented and does a great job of explaining her thought process and logic."