Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Joe focuses his practice exclusively on employee benefits and executive compensation, and has represented some of the largest companies in the world and many prominent “C-suite” executives with respect to their such matters. Clients describe him as “wonderful” and “knowledgeable and able to explain complicated legal issues in a way non-lawyers can understand.” (Chambers USA 2019)
HONORS & AWARDS
Fellow, The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for work in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law since 2010
Recognized as Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Chicago Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in the 2013, 2018, and 2020 editions
Chambers USA for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (2008-2019)
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Joe has written for leading employee benefits and executive compensation publications such as the Pension Plan Fix-It Handbook, Guide to Assigning and Loaning Benefit Plan Money, Executive Compensation Strategies, Beyond Stock Options/Equity Alternatives, and Domestic Partner Benefits: An Employer’s Guide. Joe also has contributed to national publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, The Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, Kiplinger, CFO.com, and Investment News.
Joe received his B.A. in Economics, with honors, from the University of Chicago, and he received his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School where he served as an editor for the Cornell Law Review.