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William A. Schmidt

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP
Washington, DC, USA

William A. Schmidt is a partner in the Washington office of K & L Gates LLP. He works in the areas of institutional investing and employee benefits, with particular emphasis on fiduciary responsibility matters under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Mr. Schmidt advises major financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, registered investment advisers and large employee benefit plans about ERISA restrictions relating to plan investments and to fee arrangements for investment management and plan administrative services. He was formerly Counsel for Regulation in the Plan Benefits Security Division of the Office of the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor, where he was responsible for providing legal advice with respect to the Department’s regulatory, interpretive and legislative activities under ERISA. Mr. Schmidt serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
William A. Schmidt is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters ERISA Issues - Variable Annuities and Other Insurance Investment Products (Third Edition), Friday, November 16, 2018
ERISA Issues for Mutual Fund Advisers - Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation (Third Edition), Friday, November 16, 2018

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