New York, NY (March 18, 2021) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Sarah Haddy has joined the Firm as counsel in the Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Department. She is based in Willkie’s Chicago office. Ms. Haddy has significant experience advising employers on ERISA and employee benefit matters.
Ms. Haddy’s practice is focused on counseling clients on qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans. She advises employers on employee benefit plan design and restructuring, administration and compliance. She has drafted and helped design numerous health and welfare plans, wellness programs and retiree VEBAs, as well as varying kinds of 401(k) and pension benefit plans. Ms. Haddy also advises clients on plan disputes, including participant claims, record-keeper disputes and benefit litigation. She represents clients on DOL and IRS audits and compliance filings, IRS Affordable Care Act assessments and other governmental matters.
Craig C. Martin, Chairman, Midwest for the Firm commented: “We launched our Chicago office less than a year ago with a handful of lawyers, and are proud to have expanded to more than 40 members across several practice areas in that timeframe. We are excited to welcome Sarah, a talented practitioner with a wealth of experience in employee benefits law, to our growing team at Willkie.”
“I am excited to join Willkie’s growing Chicago team and help enhance the firm’s ERISA offerings to its Midwest and national clients,” said Ms. Haddy. “The firm’s collegial culture and integrated client service approach was a big draw and I am looking forward to furthering the firm’s employee benefits capabilities.”
Ms. Haddy received a BBA and BS from University of Iowa and a JD, with honors, from University of Texas School of Law.
About Willkie’s Chicago Office
Willkie’s Chicago office has an active legal practice focused on trials and appeals, major investigations, and board governance counseling, as well as a leading Private Clients practice. Fully integrated with the Firm’s 11 other offices, our Chicago team enhances the Firm’s service to Midwest and national clients through offering first-chair trial representation. Led by Craig C. Martin and comprised of about 40 lawyers, the Chicago team is deeply engaged in a number of civic organizations and maintains an active pro bono practice.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of approximately 750 attorneys with offices in New York, Washington, Houston, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Chicago, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan and Rome. The Firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue.