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William A. Schmidt

Of Counsel
Fax +1.202.778.9100
Mr. Schmidt works in the areas of institutional investing and employee benefits, with particular emphasis on fiduciary responsibility matters under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"). Mr. Schmidt advises major financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, registered investment advisers and large employee benefit plans about ERISA restrictions relating to plan investments and to fee arrangements for investment management and plan administrative services.

Professional Background

Mr. Schmidt was formerly Counsel for Regulation in the Plan Benefits Security Division of the Office of the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor, where he was responsible for providing legal advice with respect to the Department's regulatory, interpretive and legislative activities under ERISA. Mr. Schmidt was formerly an adjunct professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (Charter Fellow)
  • Board of Editorial Advisors of the Benefits Law Journal

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Schmidt writes and speaks extensively on employee benefit issues.