A former official with the Employee Benefits Security Administration has joined Drinker Biddle & Reath’s Washington office, the firm announced Tuesday.
Bradford Campbell, formerly of counsel at Schiff Hardin, has joined Drinker as counsel in its employee benefits and executive compensation practice group. He focuses his practice on Employee Retirement Income Security Act litigation, including Title 1 issues, fiduciary conduct and prohibited transactions.
Before joining Schiff Hardin, Campbell was assistant secretary of labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration. During his post, Campbell helped implement changes related to the Pension Protection Act, namely allowing employees to automatically enroll for pension plans. He also worked to improve disclosure of 401k fees by service providers.
“I initiated several fee transparency regulations, initiated while I was assistant secretary and finalized during the Obama administration,” Campbell said during an interview.
He also advises clients on regulation, a part of his practice that he said he wants to expand at Drinker. This includes helping clients deal with pending regulation and response during comment periods.