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Jason P. Faust

Senior Associate


Clients rely on Jason for strategic counsel regarding a broad range of employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including:

  • Qualified defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, including pension and 401(k) plans
  • Health and welfare plans, including Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act compliance
  • Nonqualified deferred compensation plans
  • Multiemployer pension and health and welfare plans
  • Compliance with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Internal Revenue Code

Clients benefit from Jason’s unique background and perspective gained from former experience in the employee benefits practice of a large international law firm, as in-house counsel for one of the nation’s largest multiemployer Taft-Hartley defined benefit pension plans, as a compliance associate for a benefits, compensation, and human resources consulting firm, and as an extern with the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Benefits Tax Counsel.


Notable examples of Jason’s work include:

  • Counseling a private equity client on the employee benefits and ERISA aspects of its $400 million acquisition of a leading supply chain operating network
  • Successfully advising a client on the employee benefits and ERISA aspects of the $500 million recapitalization of one of the largest private providers of anatomic pathology and clinic lab services in the U.S., which involved many controlled and affiliated service group issues
  • Counseling an energy client on how to limit the retirement, health and welfare, and executive compensation liabilities involved in their Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings
  • Advising a client on the employee benefits and ERISA aspects of its $1.65 billion acquisition of a software company, which required completing all due diligence in just one week

Honors & Recognitions

  • Excellence in Employee Benefits Law Award, Chicago Bar Association, 2015

Professional Activities

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association



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