Erin Turley Esq.

McDermott Will & Emery
Turley, Erin

Ms. Turley is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LP and is based in the Firm's Dallas office. She focuses her practice on employee benefits matters––including qualified, nonqualified, executive and deferred compensation, and welfare benefit plans, as well as on regulatory compliance. She advises employers on tax-qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, and health and welfare benefit plans. She also has advised employers on corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures as they relate to benefit plans maintained by the affected corporate entity or entities.

Ms. Turley focuses her practice on employee benefits matters. She has extensive experience handling issues pertaining to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).

With respect to ERISA, Erin focuses on employee benefits, including qualified, nonqualified, and executive and deferred compensation and welfare benefit plans, as well as on regulatory compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). She also advises employers on the design, implementation and administration of tax-qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, and health and welfare benefit plans.  She received her B.A. from the University of Dallas, her J.D. (magna cum laude) from Texas Tech University, and her LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.  She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association and American Bar Association.


Ms. Turley is co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series 62-4th, ESOPs in Corporate Transactions.  This portfolio analyzes Chapter 156D, the principal Massachusetts corporation law statute, which covers such matters as corporate organization and operation and extraordinary corporate actions. The portfolio also examines statutes treating other types of corporations (e.g., professional) that make reference to and rely on provisions of Chapter 156D for some aspects of their organization and governance. It will also consider the Massachusetts business trust and the requirements for foreign corporations to qualify–and to maintain that qualification–to do business in Massachusetts. Finally, it provides an extensive overview of Chapter 156C, which
governs Massachusetts limited liability companies, both domestic and foreign.