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Brian W. Barrett

Senior Counsel

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5814
Fax: (312) 460-7814
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Mr. 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 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.

 

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1999)
  • B.A., Miami University (1996)
    summa cum laude, with honors

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana