J. G. Ritter

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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East Byrd Street 901-951
Richmond 23219 VA US

J. G. Ritter, II’s practice focuses on all areas of employee benefits law. Jay’s employee benefits practice includes executive and stock-based compensation, ERISA issues arising in mergers, acquisitions and other transactions, pension and welfare plans, and issues of fiduciary responsibility.


  • Advised clients on the design and implementation of stock-based compensation plans, including stock options, awards of restricted and phantom stock and stock appreciation rights.
  • Advised clients on all aspects of executive compensation, including the design, disclosure and implementation of supplemental pension plans, excess benefit plans and employment agreements.
  • Negotiated employee benefits issues arising in numerous corporate acquisitions and divestitures and reorganizations.
  • Advised clients on change in control and severance matters, including the golden parachute excise tax and executive compensation deduction limits.
  • Designed and implemented employee stock ownership plans and alternative arrangements for the investment by qualified plans in employer securities.
  • Advised clients in connection with the investment of plan assets in entities such as limited partnerships, limited liability companies, collective trusts and other nonpublic entities.
  • Represented clients in ERISA litigation including suits alleging breaches of fiduciary duty, claims for surplus pension assets and claims for benefits.
  • Advised clients in connection with the standards of fiduciary duty prescribed by ERISA.


  • JD, University of Richmond School of Law, 1979
  • BA, Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, with distinction, 1975


  • Virginia


  • US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia


  • Member, Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Employee Benefits Committee, Tax Section


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