Wooten to be inducted as Fellow

Published September 6, 2012

James A. Wooten, professor of law, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel at the organization’s 13th annual Induction Dinner and Ceremony on Sept. 15 in the Harvard Club of Boston.

Wooten teaches Contracts, Pension and Employee Benefit Law, and Federal Income Taxation. His research focuses on regulatory and tax policies affecting retirement plans, health plans and other employee-benefit plans. He is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and a fellow of the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

Before joining the UB Law faculty in 1995, Wooten was an associate at Bredhoff & Kaiser, one of the nation’s leading firms in the fields of labor and employee-benefit law. He later served as Legal History Fellow at Yale Law School and as a Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law.

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel Inc., a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to elevating the standards and advancing the public’s understanding of the practice of employee-benefits law. College membership is limited to individuals who generally are recognized by their peers for expertise in the field and intellectual excellence. Membership requires a minimum of 20 years practice, as well as a demonstrated and sustained commitment to the development and pursuit of public awareness and understanding of the law of employee benefits.