McDonald Hopkins Adds Elliot Raff, Senior Executive Compensation and Benefits Lawyer, to Chicago Office

CHICAGO, December 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Elliot Raff joined the Chicago office of Mcdonald hopkins, adding over 30 years of experience to the Tax and Benefits team and executive compensation and governance practice, from a career that spans nearly a decade in internal legal roles senior in major US corporations and as general counsel for the US Department of Labor.

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Raff comes to Mcdonald hopkins of Washington DC Keightley & Ashner’s office, where he was a senior compensation and benefits advisor. While there, he participated in all aspects of ERISA Title IV practice, including advice on ARPA funding relief, plan funding strategies, distress terminations, PBGC audits and PBGC FOIA requests.

“Elliot brings a wealth of experience to the firm,” said Jim stief, Chairman of the McDonald Hopkins Business Law Department. “Including his work as an attorney and internal consultant, Elliot has advised clients and employers on all types of benefits and executive compensation.”

Raff’s in-house work includes experience at Bristol Myers Squibb Company in New Jersey, where he was senior legal counsel for employee benefits; Sears Holding Corporation, where he was deputy general counsel for executive compensation and benefits; and Curcio Webb in Deer Park, Illinois, where he was director of compliance.

Raff’s early work in government and private practice included time as an attorney general for the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States Department of Labor at Washington DC

Raff got his JD from the University of Wisconsin and has a BA of Cornell University. He is authorized to practice in the district of Colombia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Illinois, where it is internally restricted and the application of rule 705 on application admissions is pending.

Raff can be contacted at 312-642-6027 or [email protected]

On Mcdonald hopkins

Founded in 1930, Mcdonald hopkins is a law firm specializing in advising and defending corporate interests, with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, and West Palm Beach. With more than 50 service and industry teams, the firm has the expertise and knowledge to address the growing number of legal and business challenges our clients face. For more information on Mcdonald hopkins, visit

David Carducci
McDonald Hopkins LLC
600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Telephone: 216.348.5814
Email: [email protected]



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