CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that Julia Ann Love is one of 13 employee benefits lawyers selected nationally as a Fellow by the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Love joins Karen D. Youngstrom and Jack F. Fuchs as the third Thompson Hine Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (EBEC) partner admitted to the College.
Induction into the College is a national distinction that requires each nominee to have focused on employee benefits law for at least 20 years and to have demonstrated a sustained commitment to public awareness and understanding of benefits laws through such activities as writing, speaking, public policy analysis, public education or public service. Nominees also are required to have provided exceptionally high-quality professional services to clients, the bar and the public. Selection as a Fellow is a high honor reflecting substantive contributions to the field of employee benefits over one’s entire career.
“We congratulate Julia on her induction into the college,” said Laura A. Ryan, EBEC practice group leader. “She is a fantastic practitioner and a tremendous asset to the firm’s clients. We are thrilled that the College recognizes Julia’s practice strength and her impact on the benefits community at large.”
Love advises clients on the design, establishment and maintenance of a broad range of employee benefit plans and on unique issues relating to pension de-risking and the Affordable Care Act. She also has significant experience in the employee benefit aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, Love counsels clients on compliance with IRS and Department of Labor regulations, and advises public and private company executives on issues related to fiduciary compliance and corporate governance in the administration of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements.
Love has been listed in The Legal 500 and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston University.
With approximately 25 professionals, Thompson Hine’s EBEC practice has focused on efficiently delivering exceptional employee benefits and executive compensation advice to clients for decades. Ranked by Chambers USA and the Legal 500 as a top Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice, the group is known for its experienced team and cost-effective legal services.
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