William G. Beyer

William G. Beyer: Attorney with Keightley & Ashner LLP
  • Of Counsel at Keightley & Ashner LLP (5 Attorneys)
  • One Metro Center, 700 12th Street N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005
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Biography

Of Counsel, Keightley & Ashner LLP, 2005—. Attorney, Assistant General Counsel, and Deputy General Counsel, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1976-2004. Participated in hiring of, supervised and trained attorneys at all levels, from recent graduates through experienced laterals. Supervised PBGC's legal work in many of largest bankruptcy cases in the nation, including White Motor Corp., LTV Steel, Bethlehem Steel, and US Airways. Charter

American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (since 2000). Testified on pension and PBGC issues before National Bankruptcy Review Commission in connection with development of bankruptcy reform proposals. Recipient of PBGC's highest honorary award, Distinguished Career Service Award, 1992. Honored by President Bush in 2004 with Distinguished Senior Professional Presidential Rank Award, nation's highest honor for service as a career civil service executive, to recognize central role in PBGC's success in landmark court cases, outstanding leadership, and role as nationally recognized expert on ERISA and Bankruptcy Code. Frequent speaker on PBGC-related matters at professional conferences, including those sponsored by American Bar Association and American Bankruptcy Institute. Author, co-author and co-editor of various publications, including "Pension Manual: A Practical Guide to Pension Issues Arising in Business Bankruptcy Cases" (American Bankruptcy Institute), 2007. Adjunct Professor of Law, LL.M. and Certificate in Employee Benefits program, Georgetown University Law Center, 1994- 2004. Selected for inclusion in Who's Who in American Law (1998-1999 and 2005-2006). Staff Member and Editor, "Law and Policy in International Business," Georgetown University Law Center, 1974-1976. Phi Delta Phi, Delta Epsilon chapter (exchequer, 1975-1976). Computer systems programmer and systems analyst, 1965-1976. Johnson & Johnson (1965-1966, Chicago), Crane Company (1966-1967, Chicago), U.S. Army Data Support Command (DCSPER-TAGO) (1967-1969, Pentagon), IBM Corp. (1969-1973, Arlington, VA), Federal Power Commission (1973-1976, Washington, DC).

Areas of Practice (6)

  • PBGC Matters
  • Bankruptcy
  • ERISA
  • Pension Plans
  • Employee Benefits
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-558-5150  Phone
www.keightleyashner.com
University Attended:
George Mason University, B.S., with highest distinction, 1972
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1976; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Tax, 1978
Year of First Admission:
1976
Admission:
1976, District of Columbia; 1976, Virginia
Memberships:
American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Bankruptcy Institute.
Military:
U.S. Army, 1967-1969; awarded Army Commendation Medal, 1969
ISLN:
909042378

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