Bradford P. Campbell concentrates his practice in employee benefits and ERISA litigation, specializing in ERISA Title I issues, including fiduciary conduct and prohibited transactions.
A nationally-recognized figure in employer-sponsored retirement, health and other welfare benefit plans, Brad is the former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits and head of the Employee Benefits Security Administration.
As ERISA's former "top cop" and primary federal regulator, he provides his clients with insight and knowledge across a broad range of ERISA-plan related issues. He also serves as an expert witness in ERISA litigation. Brad was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Persons in Defined Contribution by 401kWire in 2011.
Brad counsels financial service providers and plan sponsors in ERISA compliance. Recent work for clients included assisting in the development of a collective investment trust, creating a fiduciary training program for plan officials, resolving DOL and IRS audits and investigations, and reviewing and modifying service provider and plan disclosure documents for compliance with new regulations. Brad also has an active regulatory practice, assisting clients in analyzing and offering comments on significant regulations, including the redefinition of fiduciary investment advice and proposals related to lifetime income products.
During his years in government, Brad played a key role in every significant ERISA retirement and health reform of the prior decade, and his regulatory and policy decisions had a fundamental impact on the structure and operation of ERISA plans.
Prior to serving as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits, Brad held a number of other senior positions in the government, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits, Senior Legislative Officer for the Department of Labor, Legislative Director for then-Congressman Ernest Fletcher, and Senior Legislative Assistant for then-Congressman, later SEC Chairman Cox.