Charles B. Wolf focuses his practice on labor, employment and employee benefits law and litigation, representing employers and multiemployer funds. He was lead counsel in several well-known employee benefits cases and has handled the labor and benefits aspects of numerous mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in all aspects of employee benefit plan design and administration, executive compensation, collective bargaining, NLRB and arbitration proceedings, employment discrimination cases, wrongful discharge cases and general labor and employment law matters. Mr. Wolf’s clients are engaged in many industries, including transportation, chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foundry, construction and heavy equipment manufacturing.
Formerly, Mr. Wolf was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and also served as leader of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits area. He is co-author of a leading treatise, ERISA Claims & Litigation, and is a Senior Editor of the BNA publication Employee Benefits Law, created by the ABA Labor Section, Employee Benefits Committee.
Mr. Wolf has lectured extensively to business and professional groups and has written many articles for professional publications on benefits issues. Mr. Wolf is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans. In 2009, Mr. Wolf was named Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Labor Section, Employee Benefits Committee. He formerly served as Co-Chair of the subcommittee on collective bargaining and employee benefit plans and as Co-Chair of the subcommittee on withdrawal liability.
Mr. Wolf was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. He was named by the National Law Journal as one of the top benefits lawyers in the country, and he is listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers, the Legal 500 United States and Who’s Who in America. Mr. Wolf was selected for inclusion from 2005 to 2013 in Illinois Super Lawyers. He has been recognized by his peers as one of the Illinois Top 100 Super Lawyers for the past six years and from 2013 to 2014 as a Leading Lawyer in Employee Benefits, Employment: Management, and Labor: Management. In addition, he received an “AV Preeminent” Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Wolf will teach Employee Benefit Law at the University of Chicago Law School in the 2013–14 academic year.