Amy Gordon is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP based in the Firm’s Chicago office. As a member of the Employee Benefits Department, Amy primarily practices in the areas of welfare benefits, including self-funded and insured health plans. She assists clients in designing and maintaining compliant flexible benefit, life, medical, dental, pharmacy, EAP, educational assistance, disability, supplemental health, severance, Health Savings Accounts, Health Reimbursement Accounts, and other types of welfare plans. She counsels clients with respect to HIPAA, ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. She consults with clients regarding the design and compliance of their wellness programs and initiatives. Amy regularly handles fiduciary issues, including prohibited transactions and other ERISA Title I matters.
Prior to joining McDermott, Amy served as in-house counsel to Prudential Financial, formerly Prudential Insurance Company of America. Here she advised Prudential on their current and new products, including long term and short term disability, health insurance, life insurance, guaranteed products, IRAs and pension plan investments. She also represented Prudential in various fiduciary and prohibited transaction matters. Prior to Prudential she worked in the New York Regional Office of the Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), formerly the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA). During her EBSA tenure, she prepared a number of high profile civil and criminal litigation actions brought by the Department of Labor and the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Amy has been a contributing author to the ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book for the past few years. She serves as the program chair for the Chicago Chapter of the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network (WEB).
Amy is admitted to practice in Illinois, New Jersey and New York. She is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association and the WEB Network of Employee Benefits Professionals.
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1991
Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1988