Timothy J. Stanton

Shareholder || Chicago

Inside counsel and HR and benefits leaders alike turn to Tim Stanton for advice and representation on their health and welfare and other employee benefit challenges.

He counsels insurers, banks and other financial services companies, wholesalers and retailers, utilities, food companies and manufacturers, and other clients.

Tim helps steer clients through the shoals of Affordable Care Act compliance and HIPAA privacy and security (including data breaches), and helps them establish and maintain exchange-based health plans and consumer-directed plans. Clients also seek his advice on retiree medical strategies, complex benefits services agreements, and transgender health coverage and other cutting-edge benefits design issues.

Years spent as a reporter and editor before starting his law practice honed Tim’s communication skills. He is proud to be accused of speaking and writing clearly and not sounding like a lawyer.

Tim and Mimi live in a rapidly emptying nest in Elmhurst, Ill.

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Education

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1994
  • B.A., with honors, University of Wisconsin, 1988

Admittance to Practice

  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Tax and Business Law Sections)
  • American Benefits Council
  • Human Resources Management Association of Chicago
  • Worldwide Employee Benefits Network (WEB) Program Committee, Chicago (Member, 2005-present; Chairman, 2006-2008)

Speeches

  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Even Money: Avoiding Mental Health Parity Pitfalls in Your Health Plan" - Las Vegas - May 3, 2019
  • Ogletree Deakins Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Symposium  - "Hot Topics in Health Benefits " - Las Vegas  - May 1, 2019
  • Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - "Complex Leave Challenges: Round 3 - Employee Benefits" - La Quinta - November 9, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Beyond Maternity Leave: Cutting-Edge Approaches to Lawful Parental Leave Programs" - Phoenix - May 10, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Repeal…Replace…Reform…? The Latest Healthcare Developments" - San Diego - May 4, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Symposium - "Trumping the ACA: What's Next for Employer Health Plans?" - Austin - March 23, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Benefits Management During Leaves of Absence—The Challenges for Employers" - Chicago - May 6, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Symposium - "ACA Sleeper Issues" - Chicago - May 4, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Breakfast Briefing - "Health Care Reform Update and Strategies" - Chicago - April 7, 2016
  • Health Care Reform Update and Strategies - "Health Care Reform Update and Strategies" - Oak Brook - April 6, 2016
  • ALI - "HIPAA and Privacy Breach Update" - Chicago - July 23, 2015
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern California - "Five ACA Questions that Should Be Keeping You Up at Night" - Anaheim - January 21, 2015
  • ACC of Southern California In-House Counsel Conference - "Affordable Care Act - Planning for 2015 and Beyond" - Orange County - June 26, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - "Same-Sex Marriage - How Legal Changes are Affecting Your Benefit Plans" - Chicago - May 28, 2014
  • ACC Annual Meeting - "Health Care Reform Strategies for In-House Counsel" - Los Angeles - October 29, 2013
  • Worldwide Employee Benefits Network West Suburban Chapter - "COBRA: Plan Sponsor Tips" - Lisle - March 15, 2011
  • Benefits Boot Camp - "Mental Health Parity and HIPAA/HITECH: Compliance Priorities and Challenges" - St. Louis - May 11, 2010
  • WEB Network Chicago Chapter - "Health Care Reform Update" - Chicago - January 27, 2010
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - "Welfare Benefits and the New Administration" - Miami - May 7, 2009
  • WEB Network Chicago Chapter - "Hottest Benefit Issues of 2009" - Chicago - February 25, 2009
  • ABA Business Law Section - "Health and Welfare Plan Update" - Washington, D.C. - November 21, 2008
  • 17th Annual National Institute on Health and Welfare Benefits, ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits - "Outsourcing Plan Administration: Drafting Tips for Plan Sponsors" - Washington, D.C. - November 3, 2006
  • Worldwide Employee Benefits Network Chicago Chapter - "Annual Legal Update – Health and Welfare Benefits" - Chicago - 2005 - 2007
  • International CEBS Society (Chicago Chapter) - "HIPAA Privacy Rules: Compliance Road Map and Northern Trust Case Study" - Chicago - September 2003
  • September 21, 2017 - Law360 - "ACA Repeal Would Destabilize Individual Markets, Experts Say"
  • August 9, 2017 - SHRM Online - "Businesses May Bear Brunt of Move to Withhold Health Care Subsidy Payments"
  • May 9, 2016 - SHRM.org - "Inform Employees About Their Benefits When Taking Leaves of Absence"
  • May 16, 2013 - SHRM.org - "Be Prepared for HHS' Enhanced Enforcement of HIPAA Rules"
  • May 7, 2013 - Law360 - "Lack of Clarity on Wellness Programs Puts Employers at Risk"
  • March 8, 2012 - Employment Law360 - "Poorly Crafted Wellness Programs Could Make Employers Sick"
  • August 30, 2011 - Law360 - "5 Reasons Employers Must Keep Domestic Partner Benefits"
  • May 19, 2010 - SHRM.org - "Payment of Coverage for Eligible Adult Child Permitted on Pretax Basis"
  • May 19, 2010 - SHRM.org - "Temporary Complication in Coverage of Young Adults Poses Administrative Challenges"
  • April 16, 2010 - SHRM.org - "Coordinate Compliance Among Health Care Reform and Other Laws"
  • April 7, 2009 - Workforce Management - "IRS Guides Employers on COBRA Rule Change"
  • April 6, 2009 - Business Insurance Magazine - "IRS Guides Employers on COBRA Rule Change"
  • February 2009 - Workforce Management - "COBRA Costs Will Mount as Layoffs Continue: COBRA Headaches and Related Bills Will Swell Depending Upon Layoff Trends and the Outcome of Legislative Proposals"
  • June 30, 2008 - Business Insurance Magazine - "IRS Provides Answers to Questions on HSAs; Guidance Seen Speeding Adoption by Employers"
  • July 17, 2006 - Business Insurance Magazine - "IRS Clears Up Questions on Use of FSA Debit Cards"
  • Best Lawyers Award Badge
  • Best Lawyers in America (2015-present)
  • Editor at Large, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, 1994

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