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James S. Hutchinson

James S. Hutchinson

Alston & Bird LLP
Chief Administrative Partner
New York, NY, USA

Jamie Hutchinson is the Chief Administrative Partner of Alston & Bird and the Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s New York office.  As Chief Administrative Partner, Jamie is responsible for the firm’s finance, business development, information technology, human resources and administrative functions.  Jamie served two four-year terms on the firm’s governing Partners’ Committee, and assists the Managing Partner and the firm with strategic direction, lateral partner acquisitions, and practice initiatives such as Legal Project Management.

Jamie is a member of the firm's Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, and ERISA Litigation Practice Group, having practiced in the benefits and compensation area since joining Alston & Bird in 1979.  Jamie served as the Practice Group Leader for that group for over 15 years, and U.S. News and World Report recently named Alston & Bird as the 2014 Law Firm of the Year for Employee Benefits (ERISA) law. 

Among other practice accomplishments, Jamie, along with Alston & Bird partner Philip Cook, served as designated pension counsel for Delta Air Lines in all employee benefit matters involved in Delta’s successful reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. 

Jamie is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a Director of British American Business, Inc.  He is a past President of the Southern Employee Benefits Conference and past Chair of Literacy Action, Inc.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Vanderbilt University
(J.D., 1979)

St. Lawrence University
(B.A., 1974)

Admitted to Practice
New York
District of Columbia


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