James McElligott
United States
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001 804 775 4329
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James McElligott
Partner at Mcguirewoods
Professional Details

Mr. McElligott advises and defends private and publicly held corporations, public agencies, benefit plans and fiduciaries concerning employee benefits, executive compensation, and related labor and employment issues, including ERISA litigation, class actions, claims for employee benefits and executive compensation, breach of fiduciary duty (including stock drop class actions), multiemployer plans and withdrawal liability, retirement medical, benefits in bankruptcy, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation issues, Sarbanes-Oxley, COBRA, HIPAA and WARN.

Mr. McElligott has an active trial and arbitration practice, is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys, and is listed in Who's Who in American Law, Chambers USA Guide to Leading Lawyers, Virginia Business Legal Elite, andVirginia Super Lawyers. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than fifteen years, and is currently listed in the practice areas of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - ERISA and Litigation - Labor & Employment. Mr. McElligott's peers have given him an AV Preeminent Rating in Labor & Employment Law.

He regularly publishes and lectures on employment, benefits, and compensation issues. He has been interviewed in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times,Baltimore Sun, Daily Labor Reporter, Pension and Benefits Week, Computer Law, Tax Report, CBS Business Watch, Business Insurance, Chicago Sun Times,Richmond Times-Dispatch, MicroSoft Network,, Employment and Labor Lawcast, and other publications.