Gregg H. Ginn
Firm: Verrill Dana LLP
Address: One Portland Square
Portland, ME 4112
Membership: MembershipsMaine State Bar Association
University: United States Air Force Academy, B.S., 1971; Columbia University, M.A., 1976, Harvard University, J.D., 1981
Admitted: 1981, Maine
Biography: Gregg advises clients on federal laws and regulations governing employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. For over thirty years his practice has focused primarily on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), and the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) relating to retirement benefits (pension, 401(k) and 403(b) benefits), welfare benefits (health, life, disability, and severance benefits), deferred compensation (457 plans and plans subject to 409A) and executive compensation (incentive plans and equity-based arrangements). He has extensive experience advising clients on fiduciary standards under ERISA and tax qualification requirements under the Code; and drafting plans, committee charters, investment policy statements and executive compensation arrangements. He occasionally assists other attorneys in ERISA litigation. He is senior counsel and past Chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, he served on the firm's Executive Board from 2008 through 2011, and he chaired the firm's Total Quality Steering Committee from its inception in 1995 until 2009. Gregg enjoys walking in all seasons, spending time in the summer with family and friends at a camp on a lake in northern Maine, working with developmentally disabled adults (something he has done for many years) in a program established by the Archdiocese of Chicago, and traveling to Rome whenever possible. Gregg served on active duty in the United States Air Force from 1971-1978. HonorsAV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2011 Portland, ME Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Employee Benefits (ERISA) LawSelected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under Employee Benefits Public ServicePast Board Member, Shalom House Past Board Member, Demers Group Home Past Member, Commission to Study the Maine State Retirement System Past Chair and Current Chair of the Finance Council and Chair of the Human Resources Committee for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland Publications August 30, 2013 IRS Guidance on DOMA Decision Alerts and Newsletters June 26, 2012 Service Provider Disclosures to Plan Fiduciaries Due by July 1 Alerts and Newsletters Eric Altholz, Lisa Boehm, Suzanne Meeker, and Misti Munster January 22, 2010 Outcome of Fee Litigation Case Offers Lessons for Plan Fiduciaries Alerts and Newsletters News May 29, 2013 Verrill Dana Recognized as a Leading Firm by Chambers & Partners Press Releases Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Kelly B. Boden, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, David L. Galgay, Jr., Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, Katie M. Gray, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Alan D. MacEwan, Christopher S. McLoon, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, Charles R. Oestreicher, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier June 7, 2012 Verrill Dana Ranked Among Top Firms by Chambers & Partners Press Releases Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Kelly B. Boden, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Christopher J.W. Coggeshall, James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Alan D. MacEwan, Christopher S. McLoon, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, Charles R. Oestreicher, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier, Christopher R. Smith May 11, 2011 Six Verrill Dana Attorneys Selected for the Lawdragon 3000 Press Releases Juliet T. Browne, Gregory S. Fryer, Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins October 25, 2010 Gregg Ginn Named Best Lawyers' 2011 Portland, Maine Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year Press Releases Gregg H. Ginn Experience Correction of Prohibited Transactions Correction of six prohibited transactions under the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. Dispute with Service Provider Dispute regarding services provided to client by actuary relating to retirement plan design and administration. Retirement Plan Governance Structure Best practices assessment and recommendations in relation to our client's retirement plan governance structure.