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Cory Hirsch

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5857
Fax: (312) 460-7857
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Mr. Hirsch is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago.  He also serves as co-Office Managing Partner of the Firm’s Chicago office.  

Mr. Hirsch serves as the relationship partner for several publicly-traded and large privately-held corporations in all facets of employee benefits law. Mr. Hirsch counsels companies on qualified retirement and welfare plan matters regarding plan design, plan administration, fiduciary responsibility, and disclosure requirements.  Mr. Hirsch advises employers with respect to ERISA and Internal Revenue Code compliance issues and assists with Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service audits and plan correction programs.  He also counsels and trains clients with respect to fiduciary governance and claims administration.

Mr. Hirsch works with boards of directors, plan administrators, investment committees and plan fiduciaries regarding their duties and responsibilities under federal law.  In this role, he assists investment committees and plan fiduciaries with the legal implications of all types of managed investments and financial instruments.  His guidance encompasses conflicts of interest, prohibited transactions and proper trust fees and expenses.

Mr. Hirsch also has substantial experience advising on executive employment and separation matters and negotiates employment and pay arrangements on behalf of organizations and executives.  He also regularly advises clients regarding group separation agreements and compliance under the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act.

Mr. Hirsch is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.  Using Lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies, our SeyfarthLean® approach delivers increased value to our clients at a time of increased market pressures and competitive demands.  Seyfarth’s commitment to delivering legal services in a new way—with an emphasis on value and continuous improvement—has been praised by the Association of Corporate Counsel as being "five years ahead of every other AmLaw 200 firm."

Mr. Hirsch is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago.  He also serves as co-Office Managing Partner of the Firm’s Chicago office.  

Mr. Hirsch serves as the relationship partner for several publicly-traded and large privately-held corporations in all facets of employee benefits law. Mr. Hirsch counsels companies on qualified retirement and welfare plan matters regarding plan design, plan administration, fiduciary responsibility, and disclosure requirements.  Mr. Hirsch advises employers with respect to ERISA and Internal Revenue Code compliance issues and assists with Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service audits and plan correction programs.  He also counsels and trains clients with respect to fiduciary governance and claims administration.

Mr. Hirsch works with boards of directors, plan administrators, investment committees and plan fiduciaries regarding their duties and responsibilities under federal law.  In this role, he assists investment committees and plan fiduciaries with the legal implications of all types of managed investments and financial instruments.  His guidance encompasses conflicts of interest, prohibited transactions and proper trust fees and expenses.

Mr. Hirsch also has substantial experience advising on executive employment and separation matters and negotiates employment and pay arrangements on behalf of organizations and executives.  He also regularly advises clients regarding group separation agreements and compliance under the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act.

Mr. Hirsch is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.  Using Lean Six Sigma and project management methodologies, our SeyfarthLean® approach delivers increased value to our clients at a time of increased market pressures and competitive demands.  Seyfarth’s commitment to delivering legal services in a new way—with an emphasis on value and continuous improvement—has been praised by the Association of Corporate Counsel as being "five years ahead of every other AmLaw 200 firm."

Education

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law (1999)
  • M.H.A., Washington University (1999)
  • B.A., Cornell University (1992)

Admissions

  • Illinois

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

Publications

  • Co-Author, “Market Crisis Combined with New Pension Plan Funding Rules Creates Substantial New Liabilities and Benefit Restrictions," Employee Benefit Plan Review, Aspen Publishers (March 2009)
  • Co-Author, “Hey Fiduciary: Watch Your Float!”, Journal of Pension Benefits, Gucciardi and Ferenczy - Volume 11, Number 1 (Autumn 2003)