Erin M. Sweeney
Of Counsel

Washington, D.C.
esweeney@milchev.com
202-626-6053 Phone
vCard
Industries
Global Regions

Erin M. Sweeney

Erin Sweeney advises on all facets of healthcare reform, executive compensation and employee benefit plan administration, design and qualification, including the application of Title I of ERISA to such plans. Ms. Sweeney counsels and represents parties in litigation regarding fiduciary obligations including plan investments, fee disclosure and prohibited transactions and exemptions. She also provides advice concerning health privacy (HIPAA), voluntary exit incentive programs, plan termination, downsizing, welfare and pension benefit claims, health insurance continuation (COBRA), withdrawal liability, post-retirement medical benefits, the employee benefits provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and employee benefits issues arising in corporate acquisition, financing and restructuring transactions.  More >

Government Experience
  • Senior Benefits Law Specialist, Office of Regulations and Interpretations, United States Department of Labor, 2003 - 2007 
Corporate Experience
Rankings and Recognition
  • Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
  • Exceptional Achievement Award, U.S. Department of Labor
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Senior Editor, Employee Benefits Law
  • Chair, Fiduciary Responsibility Subcommittee, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, ERISA Subcommittee, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Tax Court
Clerkships
Foreign Languages
Education
  • M.A. (Law and International Affairs), American University School of International Service, 1990
  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, cum laude, 1989
  • B.A. and B.S., Ohio University, summa cum laude, 1986