Former ERIC Chair Joins Covington’s Benefits and Compensation Practice

March 5, 2010 ( - Scott Macey has joined Covington & Burling’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice group as of counsel.

Macey will be resident in the firm’s Washington office.  

According to the firm’s announcement, Macey has more than 30 years of experience advising clients on health care, pensions, and executive compensation.  Most recently, he led Aon Consulting’s government affairs practice, covering tax matters, health care issues, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).    

In addition, Macey has made numerous appearances before congressional committees and the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to address employee benefits matters.  He was chairman of the ERISA Industry Committee from 1995 to 1998.  

Before joining Aon, Macey was senior counsel to AT&T on employee benefits, ERISA, and related matters.  

Macey is a member of the BNA Pension Advisory Board and is a Charter Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.  

“The perspective he brings based on his deep industry knowledge, his understanding of government affairs, and his experience in a variety of different professional roles in the employee benefits field will be of immense value to our clients,” said Amy Moore, chair of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice, in the announcement.