David Whaley > Thompson Hine LLP > Cincinnati, United States > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Hine LLP
CINCINNATI, OH 45202-4089
United States

Work Department

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation/ERISA Litigation


David, a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice, counsels private and public companies and nonprofit organizations on matters in relation to employee benefits. He has experience advising companies, trustees, fiduciaries and lending institutions on issues related to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). David has significant experience in advising sponsors and employers with respect to multiple employer retirement and welfare plan arrangements, including pooled employer plans under the SECURE Act. In addition, he assists in establishing benefits programs for new entities resulting from corporate reorganizations and represents plan sponsors in connection with federal agency audits of benefit plans.


  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2003, magna cum laude
  • University of Dayton, B.S., 2000

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

Thompson Hine LLP advises on a range of benefits matters, including 401(k) plans, defined benefit plans, deferred compensation arrangements, including Section 409A compliance issues, as well as health and welfare plans. In Cleveland, Julia Ann Love leads the practice and focuses on group health plan rules under the Affordable Care Act, while Washington DC-based Dominic DeMatties advises on ERISA compliance issues relating to tax-qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements. Other key members of the team include David Whaley, Timothy Brown, Kim Wilcoxon and Laura Ryan, who are all based in the firm’s Cincinnati office.