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Abigail B. Pancoast

Lincoln Financial Group
Vice President, Chief Counsel
Radnor, PA, USA


Ms. Pancoast leads the legal and compliance team that advises the business segment responsible for developing, implementing and distributing Lincoln’s retirement plan products and services.  This includes advising with respect to the development of new products and services, marketing and sales to new and existing clients, and the legal and compliance aspects of serving existing clients and their retirement plans.

Ms. Pancoast joined Lincoln Financial Group in March of 2008.  Prior to joining Lincoln, she worked for nine years as a 401(k) retirement plan recordkeeper and consultant, and for five years in private practice as an employee benefits lawyer.

Ms. Pancoast has served as a speaker on employee benefits issues for various plan sponsor and industry conferences and events. She also speaks frequently on various employee benefits topics internally within Lincoln Financial Group.  She has also written for various publications on qualified retirement plan and other employee benefits-related matters.

Ms. Pancoast holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Pennsylvania State University and a law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is a member of the tax sections of the Philadelphia and American Bar Associations and is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries. She also represents Lincoln on the Retirement Plans Committee of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and on the Retirement Plans and the Tax Regulatory and Advocacy Committee of the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI), and is a past Chair of both Committees.  She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.

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