Ian A. Herbert

Ian A. Herbert: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (1984 Attorneys)
  • 1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1000, McLean, VA 22102
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Ian A. Herbert focuses his practice on all areas of employee benefits law. He has counseled clients on all aspects of the establishment and administration of pension and profit sharing plans, ESOPs, non-qualified deferred and executive compensation programs, equity and similar compensation plans, welfare benefit plans, cafeteria plans and VEBAs. In addition, he has wide-ranging experience in performing compliance reviews of qualified plan operations and assisting clients in correcting qualification and other compliance defects.


•Employee benefits
•Executive compensation
•Retirement Plans
•Incentive Compensation Arrangements
•Health & Welfare Benefit Plans

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2013-2019
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States
•Labor and Employment - Employee Health and Retirement Plans, 2017
•Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, 2014

(Also at Washington, D.C. Office)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Tax
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Banking & Financial Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
703.749.1302  Phone
703.714.8302  Fax
University Attended:
Washington University in St. Louis, A.B., 1982; Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1987
Law School Attended:
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985, Illinois; 2000, District of Columbia; Not admitted in Virginia

Professional & Community Involvement

•Executive Co-Chair, Human Resources Leadership Awards of Greater Washington, 2011 to 2014
•Member, American Bar Association, 1988 to present
•Member, Employee Benefit Committee, Tax and Business Sections, 1988 to present
•Member, District of Columbia Bar Association, 1994 to present
•Member, Tax Section, 1994 to present

Birth Information:
Kansas City, Missouri, January 7, 1961
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Has assisted numerous clients in obtaining relief from potentially disqualifying defects in the operation of their tax-qualified retirement plans through the Internal Revenue Service's Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System.; Following a series of corporate acquisitions, Ian assisted a major client with the merger of several defined benefit pension plans, thereby achieving significant administrative cost savings and improved funding of the plans.; Has counseled a significant client on the termination of its long-standing retiree medical benefits plan and the preparation of the communication of this benefit reduction to affected participants.
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