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William D. Wright - Partner

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Bill Wright is a partner in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. offices and is the co-chair of the firm’s International Employment Practice Group.

He counsels employers on various employment, compensation and benefit issues related to the employees abroad, as well as foreign nationals working in the U.S. as well as the employment of U.S. permanent residents and citizens abroad.

Bill has worked with compliance issues related to hiring, retention and separation of employees in a multitude of jurisdictions.

His experience with global employment issues has helped him assist our clients with international operations on all seven continents, including Antarctica. Bill has assisted clients with the implementation of strategic planning and policy development with respect to global HR practices and policies. He has also assisted clients with the management of litigation and employment controversy matters in several foreign jurisdictions.

Bill has also counseled clients based outside the United States with the special considerations that are required when complying with U.S. employment and benefit laws.

As a component of our international practice, Bill regularly becomes involved with resolving questions related to privacy and data protection issues.

Bill started his career and continues to practice in the area of employee benefits and ERISA.

On the domestic front, he remains an active member of the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group, he is familiar with all aspects of employee benefits, including the concerns unique to pension and welfare plans sponsored by state and local government entities, international and cross-border issues related to employee benefits and executive compensation, employee benefit plans sponsored by nonprofit organizations, private health and welfare benefit plans, private defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans and Taft-Hartley retirement and welfare funds. In addition, Bill has assisted clients with the challenges related to recent changes in the areas of group health insurance, health reform and welfare plan compliance issues.

Bill has been a speaker in Europe, Canada and South America on global employment issues. He has contributed employee benefits-related articles to the International Pension Lawyer, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and other publications.

He has participated in several employee benefits related programs, including those offered by the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association’s Sections on Taxation and International Law, the Pennsylvania Government Financial Officer’s Association and the National Conference of State Legislatures, as well as programs sponsored by business organizations and local bar associations.

Bill is the editor of the firm’s Cross Border Employer Blog.

Practice Areas:
Labor & Employment