Eric Penkert and James Silvers elected shareholders at Ogletree Deakins

Eric Penkert and James Silvers, attorneys in Ogletree Deakins’ Greenville office, have been elected as shareholders in the firm.

Penkert focuses his employee benefits practice on assisting businesses in understanding their compliance obligations under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code with respect to retirement, executive compensation, and health and welfare benefits. He earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and an L.L.M., Taxation, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Silvers is a member of the firm’s Background Checks Practice Group and regularly counsels clients on practical, lawful ways to comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, Title VII, and state mini-FCRAs. He also regularly advises employers on Reduction in Force (RIF) matters (including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, and Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act issues) and e-signature issues. Silvers earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Charleston School of Law.