Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has hired Alexander Ryan to the firm as a partner in the executive compensation and employee benefits department. Ryan is an employee benefits attorney specializing in ERISA Title I matters. He is based in Willkie’s Washington, DC office. He was previously a principal at Groom Law Group.
“Alex is a skilled and talented lawyer, with significant experience advising clients on a range of complex ERISA fiduciary matters,” said Jordan Messinger, co-chair of Willkie’s executive compensation and employee benefits department. “With strong demand for this work in the market, Alex’s experience and technical knowledge will bolster our benefits offering and add to the deep bench of talent here at Willkie. We are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”
Ryan advises plan sponsors and service providers, fiduciaries, investment funds, and investment fund managers on issues arising under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, including Department of Labor guidance and rulemaking.
Ryan commented: “I’m excited to join Willkie, which is known for its strong corporate and asset management platforms, and help expand the firm’s ERISA offerings to clients. The firm’s strong reputation, collaborative approach to client service, and collegial culture are a natural fit for my ERISA fiduciary investment practice and I look forward to working with my colleagues across the firm to best serve our clients.”