Suzanne E. Meeker

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  • Yale Law School (J.D., 1981)
  • Duke University (A.B., 1977), summa cum laude

Highlights

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"Suzanne Meeker does a terrific job supporting our organization with our ERISA-related issues in a manner that is efficient and cost effective."
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BENEFITS BLOG
Keep up with changes and trends in benefits and compensation.
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AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
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Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.
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Selected for inclusion in the 2018 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars©.

Biography

Suzanne brings more than 25 years’ experience to her employee benefits and executive compensation practice, in public interest and private practices in Washington, D.C., and at Verrill Dana since 1992. She counsels employers including global and national business organizations as well as tax-exempt educational and other institutions within and outside New England.

Suzanne is Chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group at Verrill Dana, and a member of the Higher Education practice group. With a focus on benefits, compensation and related legal issues from early in her professional career, she is experienced in all aspects of ERISA and employee benefits law, including qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, benefit plans in mergers and acquisitions, and fringe benefits. She frequently works with equity, incentive and other executive compensation arrangements.

Building relationships of confidence and trust with each client by combining her knowledge and experience with personal contact and timely responses is a principal value in Suzanne’s practice. She takes time to understand a client’s particular benefits culture in order to provide best solutions within the framework of legal compliance. Suzanne has been recognized by several attorney ranking organizations as one of the leading lawyers in the field of employee benefits and executive compensation.

Suzanne serves as co-editor of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group's blog, Benefits Law Update, is Verrill Dana’s Lawyer Flexible Hours Coordinator and past Chair of the Transactional Division of practice groups.

Education

  • Yale Law School (J.D., 1981)
  • Duke University (A.B., 1977), summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, D.C., 1982
  • Maine, 1991

Honors

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under 
    Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits and Compensation
Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2013 Portland, Maine Employee Benefits 
    (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Employee Benefits (ERISA)
    Law
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under 
    Employee Benefits