Walcheske & Luzi, LLC Adds Prominent ERISA Professor as Partner

BROOKFIELD – Walcheske & Luzi, LLC is proud to announce the addition of prominent, former law school ERISA professor, Paul M. Secunda, as a Partner with the firm. With Secunda’s hiring, Walcheske & Luzi is now the first Wisconsin labor and employment law firm dedicated to all aspects of ERISA practice, serving employees, participants, and beneficiaries of employee benefit plans. Secunda will specialize in counseling, advising, and litigating employee long-term disability, medical, and retirement cases under ERISA, while continuing to provide expert and consulting services in labor and employment law.

“We’re incredibly excited to add Paul,” said James A. Walcheske, a Founding Partner of the firm. “It’s not everyday that you have the opportunity to bring in a nationally-known expert in the field who literally has written the books on labor and employment, education, and ERISA law.”

Attorney Secunda has published extensively on employee benefits, employment, labor, and education law issues, and his work has been cited numerous times by judges around the country. He is also the co-author of a number of current labor and employment law treatises, including: “Understanding Employment Law 3rd Ed.,” “Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach,” and “Mastering Employment Discrimination Law 2nd Ed.”

Previously, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis appointed Attorney Secunda to a three-year term on the Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council. Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez also appointed him to serve as the Chairman of the Council in 2015. Attorney Secunda is also an elected fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, American Law Institute, and the American Bar Foundation, and is the past national Chair of the Association of American Law Schools Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Section.

About Walcheske & Luzi, LLC
Walcheske & Luzi, LLC is dedicated to handling all aspects of the employment relationship, counseling, advising, and litigating wage and hour issues, workplace discrimination and harassment issues, FMLA issues, and employment benefit issues, among others. Walcheske & Luzi was named to the 2020 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News World Report and Best Lawyers. Founding Partners Walcheske and Luzi have been honored eight (8) straight years as “Rising Stars” in employment law by Thomson Reuters, and Attorney Walcheske was recognized in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in American in the field of Litigation – Labor and Employment.

With offices in Brookfield and Appleton, the firm serves the entire State of Wisconsin.