May 14, 2010 / Press Release

Richard P. McHugh Joins Porter Wright

Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP is pleased to announce that Richard P. McHugh has joined the firm as a partner in the Employee Benefits Practice Group, resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. McHugh's practice focuses on all areas of employee benefits law, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, ESOPs, and health and welfare benefit plans. He has considerable experience handling employee benefit plan issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, and dispositions. He also has substantial experience advising clients in the area of executive compensation, including stock-based compensation programs, golden parachutes and incentive compensation programs, and in the design and administration of employer-based health and welfare programs.

"Rich is a great addition to the firm, adding even more depth to the national scope of Porter Wright's employee benefits practice," said Richard Helmreich, Chair of Porter Wright's Employee Benefits Practice Group.

Mr. McHugh has closely monitored the legislative process leading to the enactment of health care reform, and has been actively involved in the implementation of reform initiatives. In addition, Mr. McHugh has published numerous articles relating to employee benefit matters and has made several presentations on these issues before industry-based groups. Mr. McHugh is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University.

"Rich has been a Washington-based employee benefits advisor for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and a broad range of legal experience to our firm," said Judd Kessler, Partner-in-Charge of Porter Wright's Washington, D.C. office.