Vance E. Drawdy

Vance E. Drawdy counsels employers regarding disclosure, compliance, and claims-processing issues relating to all forms of employee benefit plans, and advises clients regarding the effects of Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act on employee benefit plan design and operation. He also represents plan sponsors, plan administrators, and fiduciaries in litigation arising under ERISA in federal and state courts, and in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Labor. Mr. Drawdy is the co-author of the Compliance Manual for Health Information Privacy, and a 1992 graduate of the Washington & Lee University Law School.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 650 lawyers located in 44 offices across the United States and in Europe. For more than three decades, Ogletree Deakins has offered clients representation in every aspect of labor and employment laws, including business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law as well as employment litigation and traditional labor law. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the United States.

Ogletree Deakins was named “Law Firm of the Year” in both the Litigation – Labor & Employment and the Employment Law – Management categories in the 2013 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. The firm is proud to have lawyers who are Fellows in the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and “Leaders in their Field” in Chambers USA. Many of our lawyers are widely published in legal journals, newsletters, trade magazines, and continuing legal education materials, and frequently are asked to speak at seminars and programs throughout the country.

Employee Benefits – An Employer's Guide