Paul Secunda

Milwaukee, WI

Paul M. Secunda
Walcheske & Luzi, LLC
15850 West Bluemound Rd., Suite 304
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: 414-828-2372
Fax: 262-565-6469
Email: psecunda@gmail.com

Attorney Secunda joined the premier labor and employment law boutique in Milwaukee, Walcheske & Luzi, LLC, in May 2020. There, he is developing the only employee-focused ERISA plaintiff practice in Wisconsin. He advises, counsels, and litigates employee denial of benefit claims. fiduciary claims, and other claims for appropriate equitable relief.

Secunda taught at Marquette University Law School for 12 years, after six years on the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Law. He taught Employee Benefits (social security) and Pension Law, Labor Law, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination Law, Education Law, Civil Procedure, and Trusts & Estates.

In 2013, U.S. Secretary of Labor Solis appointed Secunda to a three-year term to the Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council, where he advised the Department on employee benefit law issues involving retirement and welfare benefit plans. In 2014, he was named Vice-Chair of the ERISA Advisory Council, and in 2015, he served as its Chair.

Secunda’s legal scholarship centers on international and comparative analyses of employee rights to employee benefits, as well as on the civil liberties and civil rights of employees, with a focus on public employees’ constitutional speech, privacy, and associational rights. He is the author of nearly six dozen books, treatises, articles, and shorter writings.

Secunda was in Australia in 2015 as both a Senior Fulbright Scholar focusing on a comparative analysis of the Australian Superannuation Guarantee and as a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School, teaching a class in Comparative Superannuation (Pension) Law. In addition to the ACEBC, Secunda has been an elected member of both the American Law Institute and the National Academy of Social Insurance. He is also an Ambassador to the United Kingdom Transparency Taskforce, focusing on establishing Global Transparency Index for retirement fees and costs for plan members.

Fiduciary/Other Title I Issues
Expert WitnessMediatorSpeaker

I have been a consultant, testifying expert, and speak on a number of fiduciary, denial of benefit, and discrimination/retaliation issues. I have written at least 10 law review articles and chapters in treatises in books on these issues. I have done over three dozen presentations on every aspect of fiduciary duties and have served as Chair on the ERISA Advisory Council, where we focused on improving fiduciary law. I have been either a testifying or non-testifying expert in close to a dozen cases. I have not yet done ERISA mediations, but have been a mediator and arbitrator in other areas of employment and education law.