Drawing upon his career experience as both an employee benefits attorney in private practice and as in-house employee benefits counsel for two large publicly traded companies, Sam Wilkerson represents public, private, tax-exempt and governmental entities of all sizes on a broad range of employee benefits and executive compensation matters.
A significant portion of Sam’s practice is devoted to advising clients on the design, implementation, and administration of retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation programs. He also routinely counsels clients on cost-containment strategies for employee benefit plans as well as employee benefit plan compliance with a myriad of applicable laws, including the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA, and USERRA.
Sam joined McAfee & Taft in 2023 after working six years as the managing attorney responsible for overseeing the design, administration and compliance of the employee benefits and executive compensation plans for one of the nation’s largest publicly traded natural gas utilities. The Kansas native’s prior career experience also includes working as an employee benefits attorney for a publicly traded investment management and financial planning company, and as an attorney in private practice with a large Kansas City-based law firm for seven years.