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Jeffrey L. London

Jeffrey L. London
Jeffrey London advises public and private companies in all areas of compensation design, including implementation of equity, equity-based and non-equity-based compensation arrangements, such as stock option plans, performance share plans, deferred compensation plans, restricted stock plans, phantom stock plans, gain-sharing programs and other types of short-term and long-term incentive programs. He counsels boards of directors and compensation committees in structuring compensation programs and agreements for themselves and their executive officers and negotiates employment and severance agreements and serves as "agent" on behalf of senior level executive officers. Mr. London also designs and implements qualified pension and profit-sharing plans (e.g., ESOPs, 401(k) plans, cash balance plans, defined benefit plans and profit-sharing plans), and counsels clients on the regulatory and administrative requirements of maintaining qualified plans. He advises clients on all aspects of welfare benefit plan design and administration, from health insurance programs to long-term disability programs to long-term care programs to severance arrangements, including counseling on such varied issues as COBRA, HIPAA, VEBAs, flexible spending accounts and cafeteria plans. Mr. London has represented clients in all aspects of ERISA litigation, including benefit claims, fiduciary breaches, and multi-employer pension plan withdrawal liability disputes.

Practice Areas


Duke University, JD, 1984; with Honors

Duke University, MBA, 1984

Haverford College, BA, Sociology, 1980

Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching in the employee benefits area

Bar Admission(s)




US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


National Association of Stock Plan Professionals

National Association of Corporate Directors

Chair, Chicago Bar Association Employee Benefits Committee, 1997-98

Certified as an arbitrator by the Circuit Court of Cook County

Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

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