Allison E. Wielobob

Arlington, VA

Allison E. Wielobob began serving as General Counsel of American Retirement Association in January 2019. In this capacity, Wielobob advocates for policies which enable working Americans to save for retirement. She also regularly engages with officials at the Treasury Department, the Department of Labor, the IRS, and PBGC on matters of retirement policy in addition to advancing the goals of the ARA on Capitol Hill.

Wielobob brings experience both in government service and private practice to her employee benefits work. Before joining the ARA, while practicing at Eversheds Sutherland, LLP, she advised clients on a range of fiduciary issues under Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and counseled clients on Internal Revenue Code issues affecting retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and health and welfare benefit plans.

During her extensive government service, Allison was on the staff of the Office of Regulations and Interpretations of the Employee Bene-fits Security Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor, where her work concerned critical issues relating to employee benefits plans, including default investment alternatives and disclosure of retirement plan fees.

Additionally, Allison formerly was Legislation Counsel to the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation where she provided policy and technical analysis relating to retirement and welfare benefits to Congress. While working for Congress, Wielobob participated in the development of legislation, including the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Wielobob worked for the IRS Chief Counsel’s office and was a clerk to two judges of the U.S. Tax Court. Allison’s began her legal career as an employee benefits associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Philadelphia.

Allison received her LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia. She holds a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.