Eric Schillinger – Lead ERISA Counsel

Eric Schillinger
Lead ERISA Counsel
270 Carpenter Drive, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30328

Eric Schillinger concentrates his practice in the areas of qualified, health and welfare, and nonqualified employee benefit plans, including pension, defined contribution, deferred compensation, health care, life insurance, disability, fringe, and other employer-provided benefits. He has extensive experience in helping employers comply with the various federal and state laws applicable to those plans, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, the Securities Act of 1933, the Public Health Service Act, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA, and Medicare.

Education, Training, and Certificates

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA LL.M., Taxation, May 2013
    • Participated in joint JD/LLM program as a visiting student, May 2011 – May 2012.
    • Completed Intensive Summer Program – twelve Tax LL.M. units (including corporate and partnership tax) over ten weeks.
    • Returned to UC Davis for final year of law school (2012-2013).
  • University of California, Davis School of Law, Davis, CA J.D., May 2013
    • Tax Law Society, 1L Board Representative, Business Law Journal.
  • Arizona State University, W.P, Carey School of Business, Tempe, AZ B.S., Supply Chain Management, May 2010
    • Barrett Honors College, Project Excellence, 2008 and 2009.
    • One of 15 undergraduates selected to take courses at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Courses included Jurisprudence, Criminal Procedure, and Erroneous Convictions.

Speaking Engagements

  • The 2020 Election: Impact on Employee Benefits and Employment Law
    • HBL Webinar, November 2020
  • Live Q&A Forum: Annual Benefits Plan Open Enrollment
    • Lexology, August 2020
  • Your Benefits and HR Questions Answered
    • HBL & Gallagher Webinar, July 2020
  • Post-Pandemic Employee Benefits Considerations – A Closer Look at the ‘New Normal’ for Employers
    • Lexology, May 2020
  • Going Viral: Vaccinate Your Employee Benefits Plans Against the Impacts of COVID-19
    • HBL Webinar, April 2020
  • Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management Update
    • Business and Legal Resources (BLR), December 2017


  • STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVES: Health law takes center stage at U.S. Supreme Court
    • Wolters Kluwer, October 2020 (Contributing Author)
  • What A Biden Win Could Mean For Employer Health Insurance
    • Law360 October 2020 (with Anne Tyler Hall)
  • Overview of COVID-19 Law and Guidance for Health and Welfare Plans
    • SHRM, July 2020 (with Anne Tyler Hall)
  • DOL Introduces New Safe Harbor for Retirement Plan Disclosures; Health and Welfare Plans Remain Subject to Existing Safe Harbor E-Disclosure Rules
    • HBL, June 2020 (with Anne Tyler Hall)
  • Mitigating COVID-19 Risk With Employee Benefit Programs
    • Law360, March 2020 (with Anne Tyler Hall)
  • INSIGHT: New Covid-19 Guidance for Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage
    • Bloomberg Law, March 2020 (with Anne Tyler Hall)
  • Combating the Substance Abuse Epidemic Through Employee Benefit Programs
    • HR Daily Advisor, March 2018