|University ||Valparaiso University, B.A., 1978|
|Law School||Valparaiso University, J.D., 1981|
|Admitted||1981, Indiana and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; 1982, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1993, U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Eleventh Circuits; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Circuits; 1998, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan and U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 1999, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2003, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 2009, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; 2010, U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin. (Not admitted in Illinois)|
|Memberships ||Indiana State and American (Member, Employee Benefits Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section and Employee Benefits Committee, Tort and Insurance Practice Section) Bar Associations; DRI (Life, Health and Disability Committee); DRI National Board of Directors (2010-2013).|
|Special Agencies||Member, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor (2014-2017); Vice Chair, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor (2015).|
Phi Alpha Theta; Omicron Delta Epsilon. Associate Editor, Valparaiso University Law Review, 1980-1981. Law Clerk to: Hon. George B. Hoffman, Jr., Indiana Court of Appeals, 1981; Hon. James T. Moody, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1982-1983. Author: "Carving Out a Special Warrant Requirement: Arkansas v. Sanders," 14 Valparaiso University Law Review 157, 1979. Co-Author: ERISA Case Digest, John Wiley & Sons, 1992; ERISA Litigation Form Book, John Wiley & Sons, 1992; ERISA Litigation Primer, Defense Research Institute, 1992-2013. Contributing Author: Employee Benefits Law, BNA, 1992-1998.
Bar Fellowship: American College of Employee Benefits Counsel; American Bar Foundation.
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