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Los Angeles County Bar Association Names David McFarlane LGBTQ Pride Month Honoree

Los Angeles – June 11, 2019: The Los Angeles County Bar Association has named David McFarlane an LGBTQ Pride Month Honoree. The association is honoring leaders from the past and present in honor of LGBTQ pride month and 140 years of service to the Los Angeles legal community.

A partner in the firm’s Corporate, Health Care, Tax, and Labor & Employment groups, McFarlane has more than 20 years of experience advising on all matters under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Internal Revenue Code, and other laws related to retirement, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation. McFarlane’s profile highlights his development of a “unique Fixed-Fee ERISA Fiduciary Protection Program for corporate plan sponsors of retirement, health, and other employee benefit plans to ensure compliance with ERISA and related laws in order to best protect plan sponsors and their Boards of Directors, Officers, and other employees from personal liability under ERISA.”

A longtime LGBT rights advocate in Los Angeles, the association notes that McFarlane is former president of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles, served on the LGBT Advisory Committee for the mayor of Los Angeles, and served as chairman of the board of directors for the Pasedena-based AIDS Service Center. He has also been active in leadership roles for a variety of public and private institutions and organizations including president of the Canadian American Bar Association, judge pro tem of the Superior Court of California, vice-chair of the board of directors at Barlow Respiratory Hospital, and president of the Western Pension & Benefit Council in Los Angeles.

McFarlane’s full profile can be viewed here.

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