John W. Brill (Jack)

Senior Associate
  • Buffalo
  • 716.844.3742
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As a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group, Jack’s practice includes:

  • Preparing plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and other benefit communications for qualified plans and welfare plans.
  • Preparing amendments to qualified plans.
  • Preparing and submitting applications to the IRS for determination of qualified plan status.
  • Assisting clients regarding compliance with prohibited transactions rules, fiduciary duties, and other Title I compliance issues.
  • Assisting clients in making remedial corrections under the IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor's voluntary compliance programs.
  • Assisting clients in ensuring group health plan compliance with the requirements of HIPAA.
  • Advising clients on welfare plan compliance issues, including working with clients to implement health care reform.
  • Advising clients regarding benefits governance issues.


  • Member, University of Notre Dame Alumni Club of Western New York


  • Indiana State Bar Association Tax Section’s Scholarship, 2009


  • “Giving HIPAA Enforcement Room to Grow: Why There Should Not (Yet) Be a Private Cause of Action,” Note, 83 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2105, 2008


  • Presenter, “What Exactly is Something Terrific? The Repeal and Replacement of the ACA,” Harter Secrest & Emery’s Labor and Employment Law Conference, April 5, 2017



  • New York


  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
    • Notre Dame Law Review, 2007-2009
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude 2006