Winston Partner Receives Award; Two Join Firm's Benefits Practice

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 01:00



Winston & Strawn partner Dan K. Webb recently was honored with the Judge Learned Hand Human Relations Award, one of the most distinguished awards given by the American Jewish Committee to an individual whose contributions demonstrate a commitment to justice and excellence in the legal system. Governor James R. Thompson, chairman of Winston & Strawn,presented the award to Mr. Webb during a dinner celebration at The Ritz Carlton Hotel Chicago.


Mr. Webb is recognized as one of the country's premier litigators having handled more than 100 jury trials. A former United States attorney, he successfully prosecuted retired Admiral John Poindexter during the Iran-Contra affair, and recently led the New York Stock Exchange investigation examining corporate governance compliance. Mr. Webb has represented numerous corporations including Philip Morris in connection with tobacco litigation and Microsoft in its antitrust suits. He is currently representing former Illinois Governor George H. Ryan.


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Mark S. Weisberg and Linda Lemel Hoseman recently joined Winston & Strawn as partners in the firm's 12-attorney Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice.


Mr. Weisberg focuses his practice on representing large employers in the design, drafting and administration of retirement benefit, welfare benefit and deferred and equity-based compensation plans. Much of his practice centers on negotiating executive employment and equity compensation agreements, and advising clients on benefit plan issues.


Ms. Hoseman's practice involves advising clients regarding the design and implementation of both qualified retirement benefit plans and welfare benefit plans, and drafting and updating those plans to meet the business needs of her clients while complying with applicable regulations and statutes. Ms. Hoseman presents regularly to employer groups and industry associations on continuation coverage under COBRA.