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Patrice Maloney-Knauff - Chicago, IL

180 N. LaSalle StreetSuite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601

Updated: 02/04/2022

Chicago ERISA Lawyer

Overview

Patrice Maloney-Knauff concentrates her practice in the areas of ERISA and Investment Management Law. She is a seasoned corporate attorney with more than 25 years of experience advising insurance companies and investment managers on pension plans, ERISA-based plan investing, derivatives, and asset management.

Patrice counsels clients on all matters relating to retirement plan investing as impacted by ERISA and other regulations...

Patrice Maloney-Knauff concentrates her practice in the areas of ERISA and Investment Management Law. She is a seasoned corporate attorney with more than 25 years of experience advising insurance companies and investment managers on pension plans, ERISA-based plan investing, derivatives, and asset management.

Patrice counsels clients on all matters relating to retirement plan investing as impacted by ERISA and other regulations. She reviews and negotiates documents covering a range of retirement plan investment transactions involving derivatives, private equity, hedge funds, securities lending, repurchase, and security forward transactions.

She has significant expertise analyzing retirement plans for possible issues related to prohibited transactions. She is also responsible for advising clients and drafting documents concerning retirement plan investment policies, and investment management agreements. Patrice also has extensive experience serving as Counsel to pension plan investment committees, focusing on committee governance and fiduciary matters, and has served as Secretary to the investment committee.

Additionally, Patrice aids clients through audits by the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Labor and the In-House Asset Manager. She negotiates and drafts required derivative documentation, including ISDA Master Agreements and Credit Support Annex, execution and clearing agreements, futures and option agreements, as well as broker/dealer account documentation.

Prior to joining The Wagner Law Group, Patrice served as counsel for Allstate Insurance Company. She has also served as counsel to the Aetna Life & Casualty Company and as associate general counsel to Partners National Health Plans, n/k/a Aetna Health Management.

About Patrice Maloney-Knauff

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • ERISA
  • \Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Investment Management

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1991
  • Illinois, 1985

Past Positions

  • Allstate Investments, LLC, Counsel, 1995 - Present
  • Aetna Life Insurance Company, Counsel, 1990 - 1995

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1985
    Juris Doctor, Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Northern Illinois University, 1981
    B.A.

Articles

Published Works

  • Form CRS: What Investors Need to Know Now - Co-author with Seth Gauddreau, The Streeet's Retirement Daily, July 22, 2020
  • Premier ERISA Law Firm Expands its Investment Management Law Practice With the Addition of Patrice Maloney-Knauff - August 22, 2017

Office Information

Address

180 N. LaSalle StreetSuite 3700 Chicago, IL 60601

Fax

  • 847-557-1312

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