Lennine Occhino: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Lennine Occhino

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312 701 7966

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Practice Areas

  • Bank Asset Sales
  • Banking & Finance
  • Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Structured Finance
  • Employment & Benefits
  • Employee Benefits
  • ERISA Fiduciary
  • Executive Compensation
  • Private Investment Funds
  • Pensions
  • Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
  • Investment Management
  • India
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Financing/Projects
  • Infrastructure Funds
  • Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships
Contact InfoTelephone: 312 701 7966
Fax: 312 706 9127
University University of Wisconsin, B.A., with honors/distinction in major, 1978
Law SchoolDePaul University, J.D., with honors, 1982; Yale Law School, LL.M., 1987
Admitted1982, Illinois; 1982, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; 1982, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Pension Real Estate Association, Defined Contribution Plans Affinity Group and Governmental Affairs Committee

Defined Contribution Real Estate Council

Defined Contribution Institutional Investors Association

National Association of Public Pension Attorneys

Women Investment Professionals


[Lennine] is hailed as 'phenomenally talented.'

Chambers USA 2012

Lennine Occhino is the Global Coordinating Leader of Mayer Brown's Private Investment Fund Industry Group and a member of the ERISA practice. Since joining the firm in 1988, Lennine has concentrated exclusively in the pension investment area, advising on the structuring and offering of alternative investment vehicles of all types to ERISA and government plans and other institutional investors, including onshore and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, group trusts, bank collective trusts and insurance company separate accounts. Lennine was recognized by peers in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions of Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA 2012, 2013 and 2014 for Employee Benefits Law. Chambers USA noted that she is hailed as 'phenomenally talented' by sources, who note that she is 'timely in her response, knowledgeable about the issues and able to apply the legal analysis to come up with practical solutions and examples of how others in the industry have handled the matter.'

Lennine also advises plan sponsors, trustees, investment managers, and other fiduciaries with respect to their fiduciary obligations and compliance procedures. She has extensive experience representing clients in connection with Department of Labor prohibited transaction exemption and advisory opinion requests, as well as audits and enforcement actions brought by the Department of Labor.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Lennine was an Assistant Dean and Lecturer at DePaul University College of Law (1985-1988) and a research attorney at the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility (1982-1984).

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Lennine Occhino

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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