Mr. Brian W. Barrett is senior counsel in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Chicago office. He has experience in a broad range of employee benefits issues, including counseling clients on qualified retirement and welfare plan matters regarding plan administration, fiduciary responsibility, claims procedures, and disclosure requirements. He also has experience handling executive compensation and executive severance matters.
Prior to focusing his practice in the employee benefits area, Mr. Barrett counseled clients in all aspects of labor and employment law and represented clients in employment discrimination and ERISA litigation, concentrating in class action and complex multi-party litigation.
Mr. Barrett has developed a specialty in USERRA compliance. He has advised major clients on both employment and employee benefits aspects of USERRA for more than 10 years, and has represented clients at both the DOL level and in complex, class action USERRA litigation.
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1999)
- B.A., Miami University (1996)
- summa cum laude, with honors
- Human Resources Management of Chicago (HRMAC)
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