Deals and People

Wagner Law Group Expands, Adds Staff

The Wagner Law Group announced the additions of William Scogland to its new Chicago office and Ellen Stone to its existing Boston office.

By Kevin McGuinness editors@strategic-i.com | January 28, 2014

“We are excited to continue expanding our areas of expertise, as well as our geographic reach, through the hiring of exceptional attorneys like William Scogland and Ellen Stone, who are recognized for their outstanding credentials and comprehensive experience,” says Marcia Wagner, managing director of the firm, which also has offices in Miami and San Francisco.

Scogland has over 30 years of experience in employee benefits and executive compensation. He is the former chair of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans. Scogland joins Wagner from Jenner & Block LLP, where he was the practice leader of 10 attorneys and maintained responsibility for the firm’s compensation and benefit matters. His experience includes counseling large pension plans and investment managers on investment rules and regulations prescribed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). He also has extensive experience in funded welfare benefit plans and executive compensation.

Stone is a tax attorney with a background in ERISA matters and estate planning, as well as employee benefit plan and individual taxation. She was previously employed at Fresenius Medical Care North America Corporation, where she provided legal advice to human resource and benefits personnel regarding compliance with federal tax laws governing employee benefit plans.

The Wagner Law Group offers support on ERISA law, employment law, human resources, employee benefits, corporate law, taxation, estate planning, real estate and litigation. More information about the firm can be found here.