News Releases
July 7, 2014

Polsinelli welcomes Andrew Douglass to the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice. Douglass joins an already strong team of attorneys and other professionals who advise public and private companies on all facets of employee benefit law.

“I am excited to join one of the fastest growing firms in the country,” said Douglass. “I am very impressed by the firm’s collegiality and supportive culture and, of course, by our talented team of attorneys and other professionals. Polsinelli has a sharp focus on clients’ business goals, and the firm is committed to having a strong employee benefits and executive compensation practice. I look forward to expanding our employee benefits capabilities in tandem with our growing national platform, which delivers top-notch legal services with exceptional value to our clients.”

The Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice attorneys serve clients nationally with twelve attorneys and four benefits analysts located in Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City and St. Louis.

A graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law, Douglass has extensive experience helping companies address the legal, financial and administrative issues that affect their employee benefit arrangements.

Douglass will be based in Polsinelli’s Chicago office, which opened in 2006 with just six attorneys and has since expanded to more than 95 lawyers working in 12 practice areas. The national firm, located in 19 cities, just climbed into the AmLaw 100, ranking #93 according to The American Lawyer. Polsinelli announced the addition of a San Francisco office in July.

Douglass is a member of the American Bar Association, American Benefits Council, the National Coalition on Benefits, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He is a resource for media looking for information on:

• Trends in employee benefit design and administration
• Best practices for mitigating fiduciary liabilities and other compliance responsibilities for private and publicly traded organizations
• Audits and other proceedings for companies’ benefit plans before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
• Disclosure and reporting requirements under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and other laws
• Employee benefit issues that arise during mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780, hmcmichael@polsinelli.com

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*Law360, March 2014