Peter J. Wiedenbeck

St. Louis, MO

Professor Peter J. Wiedenbeck is an expert in federal income tax law and in the tax and labor law regulation of employee benefit plans. He is the author of two books on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, including ERISA: Principles of Employee Benefit Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2010), and the co-author of casebooks on federal income taxation, employee benefits, and partnership taxation. He has published articles exploring various issues of tax policy, pension policy, and employee benefit law in numerous law reviews. A recipient of Washington University’s Distinguished Faculty Award, Professor Wiedenbeck has won several other teaching awards, including the Washington University Law Alumni Association Teaching Award and Teacher of the Year Award. He has served as an associate dean of faculty for the law school and currently serves on the Washington University Retirement Plan Advisory Committee. Professor Wiedenbeck’s professional activities include authoring and contributing to amicus briefs to the Supreme Court on ERISA cases and occasional service as an expert witness and special tax counsel. Before becoming a law professor, he practiced law as an associate with Patton Boggs in Washington, D.C., concentrating in tax legislative matters and tax policy.

Fiduciary/Other Title I Issues
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Author of several books and articles addressing ERISA Title I issues, including Peter J. Wiedenbeck, ERISA: Principles of Employee Benefit Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2010), and Untrustworthy: ERISA’s Eroded Fiduciary Law, 59 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1007 (2018).

IRC Issues
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Professor Wiedenbeck has written extensively on the tax law nondiscrimination rules and and their underlying policies, including in a law school casebook, Peter J. Wiedenbeck & Russell K. Osgood, Employee Benefits (West, 2d ed. 2013) and chapter 10 of Peter J. Wiedenbeck, ERISA: Principles of Employee Benefit Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2010).