CINCINNATI – AUGUST 10, 2011 – Thompson Hine LLP partner Jack F. Fuchs has been selected for induction as a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC). He joins Thompson Hine partner Karen D. Youngstrom, who is a Charter Fellow of ACEBC.
Fellows are selected by the ACEBC board of governors following the successful completion of a formal nomination and application process. They are required to have a minimum of 20 years’ experience as employee benefits practitioners, and those selected are deemed to have made significant contributions to the advancement of the employee benefits field.
Fuchs, a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, ERISA Litigation and Business Litigation groups, focuses his practice on litigation involving ERISA and fiduciary issues. He is recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation. Fuchs earned his J.D. and his M.A. from the University of Cincinnati and his B.A. from The University of Chicago.
“I’m pleased to be selected for this prestigious honor,” said Fuchs. “It is gratifying to be recognized by the ACEBC and to join my esteemed colleagues as a Fellow. I look forward to serving the ACEBC in its mission to further the practice of employee benefits law.”
“We congratulate Jack on this outstanding accomplishment,” said Laura A. Ryan, who leads the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group. “Throughout his professional career, he has been acknowledged as one of the premier employee benefits litigation lawyers in the country. His induction as an ACEBC Fellow is a well-deserved accolade.”
Formed in 2000, the ACEBC is dedicated to elevating the standards and advancing the public’s understanding of the practice of employee benefits law through the study and development of employee benefits laws, professional discussions of significant employee benefits issues and sponsorship of continuing legal education programs.
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