Rejoins Firm’s Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice
Mintz is pleased to welcome back O'Kelly E. McWilliams III, who returns to the firm as a Member in the Employment, Labor & Benefits Section. Mr. McWilliams most recently was the Office Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland offices of Gordon & Rees.
Mr. McWilliams’ clients include multi-national companies, private equity firms and emerging businesses. He has extensive experience counseling and handling matters for clients on a broad range of business issues, with an emphasis on employment law issues as they relate to transactions and disputes.
“We are delighted to welcome O’Kelly back to the firm. He is a top-notch lawyer and a wonderful person, dedicated to the highest level of client service. O’Kelly adds further depth and strength to the firm, our Washington team and the employment practice,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz.
Mr. McWilliams handles equity-based compensation and incentive plans, executive employment agreements, and severance and change in control agreements. He advises on the employment and compensation aspects of M&A deals and other corporate transactions. He regularly conducts and advises on compensation audits to assist companies in mitigating risk as it relates to pay disparity issues.
“O’Kelly is a talented lawyer, highly regarded in the industry and the community, and a colleague who we are delighted to welcome back to the D.C. office,” said Susan Berson, Managing Member of the Washington, D.C. office.
Outside the office, Mr. McWilliams is Chairman of the Epsilon Zeta Boule Foundation; Co-General Counsel of The National Association of Investment Companies and General Counsel of MVP International Athletics. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Virginia Retirement System, an almost $80 billion dollar public pension plan based in Richmond, VA. As a board member he also participates in several committees, including the Benefits & Actuarial, Audit and Compliance, Defined Contribution Plan and Administration and Personnel Committees.