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Ogletree Deakins Deepens Employee Benefits Practice Group, Welcomes Benjamin Delancy as Shareholder

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WASHINGTON, DC — Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, continues to add depth and experience to the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group in welcoming Benjamin Delancy as a shareholder. Delancy will be based in the firm’s Washington and San Francisco offices. Delancy has more than 30 years of experience focused in sophisticated benefits matters, including extensive experience in executive compensation for public and private companies. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Delancy was a partner at Morgan Lewis where his practice focused primarily on executive compensation, and also included qualified retirement plans, and health and welfare programs. 

“We are very excited to add someone of Ben’s talent and experience,” said Joel (Buddy) Daniel, head of the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. “Employee benefits are a burgeoning issue for employers of all sizes and the firm is growing its Employee Benefits Practice Group nationally to meet client demand. With more than 30 years of experience, Ben’s commitment to client service and entrepreneurial spirit are a great resource to the firm’s clients and our colleagues.”

Delancy’s additional experience includes benefits program design, dispute resolution, plan investment issues, and fiduciary compliance. He also advises clients regarding their compliance with the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor guidelines, which are applicable to executive compensation arrangements, performance-based compensation, golden parachute payments, disclosure issues, Dodd-Frank compliance, and other corporate governance requirements. In his practice, Delancy also advises public and private companies regarding executive compensation issues arising in bankruptcy, and in connection with issues arising in mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

He earned his J.D., with high honors, from the University of Georgia Law School where he was a member of the law review board and named to the Order of the Coif. He earned his B.A., with honors, from Dartmouth College.

With the addition of Delancy, Ogletree Deakins continues adding shareholders across the firm’s network of 40 offices including in Atlanta, Boston, Greenville, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Philadelphia, and Tampa.

About Ogletree Deakins

Ogletree Deakins is the nation’s third-largest labor and employment law firm, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 550 lawyers located in 40 offices from Miami to Los Angeles. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the United States. For more information, please contact Ryan King, public relations manager, at (404) 870-1742.

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