Patrick C. DiCarlo is Counsel at Alston & Bird's Atlanta office. He has more than 18 years of experience litigating employee benefit disputes, and counseling plan sponsors and fiduciaries on regulatory compliance issues and litigation avoidance. Mr. DiCarlo has counseled and represented some of America's largest employers in disputes stemming from service provider fees, investments in employer securities, the prudence of particular investments, executive compensation disputes, disclosure issues and challenges to benefit claim review procedures and decisions. Recently, his practice has focused on counseling clients regarding the new fee disclosure regulations (including drafting participant disclosures and investment policy statements), designing benefit claim procedures and litigating benefit disputes of all types. He also advises plan fiduciaries and service providers on the structuring of financial products and related fiduciary and prohibited transaction concerns. Mr. DiCarlo is currently recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in the ERISA Litigation category. He received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Georgia. He is a member of the Reporting and Disclosure subcommittee of the ABA’s Employee Benefits Committee.
- University of Georgia (J.D., 1994)
- University of Georgia (A.B., 1991)
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