Miller & Chevalier, a Washington, D.C., law firm representing insurance companies, large employers, self-funded employee benefits plans, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plan participants, announced the hire of Erin M. Sweeney to join the firm’s ERISA & Fiduciary Litigation Practice.
Sweeney counsels clients about executive compensation, health care reform, and employee benefit plan matters. She represents companies in litigation related to fiduciary obligations, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, health care privacy (HIPAA), and benefit claims. She also designs stock option plans and programs, structures executive compensation programs, and negotiates termination packages.
“We are excited to add Erin to our roster of ERISA lawyers,” says Anthony F. Shelley, chair of Miller & Chevalier. “She understands the intricacies of labor and benefits law and brings her talents to us at a time when ERISA obligations are becoming more complex – and potentially costly – for businesses. Her experience will greatly benefit our clients.”
Sweeney joins the firm from Dickstein Shapiro’s Corporate & Finance practice. She also served at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as a senior benefit law specialist where she was the primary architect of the DOL’s default investment regulation, and drafted major legislation and regulations, including the Pension Protection Act of 2006.
Sweeney earned a J.D. and an M.A. from American University and a dual B.S. and B.A. from Ohio University. She currently chairs the Fiduciary Responsibility Subcommittee and co-chairs the ERISA Subcommittee, both of the ABA Employee Benefits Committee.