Two new shareholders and an associate from Seyfarth Shaw LLP—David M. Weiner, Judith L. Wethall and D. Finn Pressly—joined Littler’s Chicago office. The trio brings extensive retirement, health and welfare benefit experience, as well as expertise in executive compensation.
Weiner is a former executive compensation and employee benefits consultant, whose legal practice focuses on assisting clients with strategic and technical aspects of benefits and compensation compliance. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and was co-chair of the Health and Welfare Practice Group at Seyfarth, where he designed service delivery models that achieved clients’ compliance and business objectives. He received his J.D. with honors from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Illinois.
Wethall has extensive experience in health and welfare plans, including all aspects of healthcare reform, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security compliance, subrogation and claims reimbursement issues, coordination of benefits, state and local compliance issues, wellness programs and consumer-driven healthcare initiatives and healthcare continuation coverage. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law and her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Pressly has experience counseling clients on health and welfare plans and qualified retirement plans. He regularly advises clients on health and welfare plan compliance, including medical and dental plans, cafeteria plans, flexible spending accounts, wellness programs and retiree benefits. He counsels clients on plan design decisions relating to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, HIPAA and healthcare reform legislation. Pressly has also assisted clients with qualified retirement plan design and administration questions, as well as submitting plans for voluntary correction. He received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, his L.L.M. (Tax) from the University of Florida and B.A., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.