Valparaiso University, B.A., 1978
Valparaiso University, J.D., 1981
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; 2016, U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota. (Not admitted in Illinois)
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).
Member, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor (2014-2017); Vice Chair, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor (2015); Chair, ERISA Advisory Council, U.S. Department of Labor (2016).
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.
American College of Employee Benefits Counsel; American Bar Foundation.
(Also at Indianapolis, Indiana Office)
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