Allison E.


Allison Wielobob brings nearly 20 years of employee benefits law experience—both in government service and private practice—to advise her clients on a range of fiduciary issues under Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Allison also counsels on Internal Revenue Code issues affecting retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans, and health and welfare benefit plans.

At the U.S. Department of Labor, Allison was on the staff of the Office of Regulations and Interpretations of the Employee Benefits Security Administration and she brings a wealth of knowledge of critical issues relating to employee benefits plans. She draws on her extensive experience, including her time spent working on the Department’s initiatives concerning default investment alternatives and disclosure of retirement plan fees, to provide effective guidance to clients.

Prior to joining Sutherland, Allison served as a legislation counsel for the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress and as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service.

Awards and Rankings

Recipient, Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award for Disclosure of Pension Plan Fees and Investment Expenses Regulation Team, U.S. Department of Labor (2012)

Recipient, Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award for Advanced ESOP Training Team, U.S. Department of Labor (2010)

Recipient, Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award for Compliance Assistance Webcast Program Team, U.S. Department of Labor  (2009)

  • B.A., Trinity College
  • J.D., Temple University School of Law, Editor, Temple International and Comparative Law Journal
  • LL.M., with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania
Honorable Michael B. Thornton, U.S. Tax Court.
Honorable Herbert L. Chabot, U.S. Tax Court. 
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