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Nicholas J. Waddles

Nicholas J. Waddles

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Nicholas Waddles is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department in the Los Angeles office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice focuses on assisting retirement plan sponsors and pension plan service providers in all aspects of employee benefit issues, including representing plan sponsors in controversies before the IRS and the Department of Labor, negotiating the resolution of plan qualification issues through IRS and DOL remedial programs, advising plan fiduciaries of their responsibilities under ERISA, and structuring qualified plan arrangements.

Mr. Waddles’ practice also focuses on advising trustees, service providers and administrators of TaftHartley multiemployer trust funds on all issues including pension plan design and trust fund administration, investment of plan assets, the qualification of state domestic relations orders, drafting plan documents and general compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, federal labor law and other laws affecting pension funds. In 2006 Mr. Waddles was named one of Southern California’s “Rising Stars” by the Law & Politics “Super Lawyers” publication.

Education
J.D., Washington University in St. Louis (1996)
   National Employment Law Moot Court Team, Mock Trial Board
B.S., Truman State University (1992)

Admissions
Michigan
California

Courts
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

Affiliations
American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section; Taxation Section; Joint Committee on Employee Benefits)
American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA)
California Bar Association
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
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