Alston & Bird LLP

H Douglas Hinson

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Practice Areas

Led defense of numerous Fortune 100 clients in ERISA class actions, including 401(k)/employer stock and fees, welfare benefit termination, defined benefit calculation and cutback, private ESOP, white collar, and severance matters. Concentrates on ERISA litigation, including as a mediator and arbitrator.


Former co-chair of firm’s Compensation, Benefits & ERISA Litigation Group. Frequent speaker on ERISA Litigation topics.

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association (Past Chair, Employee Benefits Committee, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section; Former member, Joint Committee on Employee Benefits).


Georgetown University (J.D., cum laude, 1986); Emory University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1982).