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Michael J. Nader

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Fort Wayne, IN, USA

Mike Nader concentrates his practice in all facets of employee benefits. In addition to the traditional aspects, he works closely with employers to develop strategies to eliminate or minimize risk when denying or reducing benefits or responding to government inquiries. Mike spent several years as the Manager of Compensation and Benefits for a large corporation, which provided him with a greater understanding of the day-to-day issues (both internal and external) facing employers and service providers.

Mike also provides counsel to selling shareholders, employers, trustees, third-party administrators and fiduciary ESOP committees regarding the structure, installation, drafting and administration of ESOPs, as well as counsel on matters related to the governance, sale or acquisition of ESOP-owned companies. He is a member of The ESOP Association.

Faculty Positions

  • University of Notre Dame Law School — Adjunct Professor


  • The Best Lawyers in America — Employee Benefits Law, 2005-17, and ERISA Litigation, 2012-17
  • Gibson — Peak Performance Award, 2009 and 2010

Professional Associations

  • Lex Mundi — Regional Vice Chair of Employee Benefits and Pensions Group, 2016, College of Mediators
  • American Bar Association
  • ESOP Association


Mike speaks extensively on all aspects of ERISA, including health care reform. Recent engagements have included conferences by the American Conference Institute in New York City and Lex Mundi in Rome, Italy.

Published Articles

  • Winter Checkup — Affordable Care Act Readiness
    Feed & Grain, February/March 2014

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