Chantel Sheaks is a Principal of Government Affairs in the National Technical Resources Group of Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company. Prior to joining Buck, she was at Georgetown University, where she served as Legislative Counsel for Tax and Benefits on its Workplace Flexibility 2010 project. Previously, she was a Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
She holds a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Russian from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. She is a member of the District of Columbia, Georgia and Virginia Bar Associations, and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
Workplace Trends, Benefits and Retirement
Sheaks’ expertise covers a wide range of issues, including:
- Healthcare reform
- Pension funding legislation
- Reporting and disclosure legislation and regulations
- Retirement plans
- Phased retirement
- The aging workforce
- Benefit plan administration
- Fiduciary issues
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation
- Health and productivity
In addition, she develops and maintains working relationships with government and legislative staff, legislators and employee benefits industry leaders.
Sheaks produces consistent commentary on developments for the much-debated healthcare reform. These pieces provide timely information about Congress’s latest announcements and decisions, and how they will affect employers, employees and the general public. She is cited regularly as an expert source for several major news and industry publications.
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