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Locke Lord's employee benefits lawyers have years of experience addressing the benefits-related needs of clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. We know that practical and timely solutions to employee benefits issues are critical to maintaining the proper balance between advantage and cost. Locke Lord's Employee Benefits practice ranks nationally in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" report. Chambers USA, Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranked Locke Lord as one of the leading Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation firms in Dallas and Houston.
Our breadth of client experience touches all areas of benefits law, including executive compensation planning, compliance issues and benefits planning. We find unique solutions for each client and do not take a cookie-cutter approach when it comes to employee benefits issues.
Our lawyers have solid and good working relationships with government personnel and agencies, and we keep our clients apprised of industry changes and standards. We counsel publicly-held companies, closely-held businesses, nonprofit organizations and government entities. We frequently represent plan trustees and administrators, including fiduciaries of employee stock ownership plans.
Our clients include insurers, preferred provider organizations (PPOs), health maintenance organizations (HMOs), administrative service providers, utilization review organizations and many other businesses in the health care industry. We understand the full range of unique solutions to employers' health benefits challenges in today's rapidly changing climate.
With many of our lawyers having 20 or more years of experience, their credentials are widespread and varied and include election to fellowships in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel. Our lawyers hold leadership positions in the employee benefits committees or sections of the American Bar Association as well as various state and local bar associations.
Our lawyers serve and have served as adjunct professors and lecturers at various law schools, including the University of Chicago, the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University and the LL.M. Program in Employee Benefits at the John Marshall Law School. In addition, we speak at seminars and other events sponsored by, among others, the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association. Our lawyers have published many scholarly articles on benefits-related topics.