Bruce J. McNeil is the author of over 28 books and the author or co-author of over 80 articles on employee benefit matters. He testified before the U. S. Senate Committee on Finance on executive compensation matters raised during the hearings regarding the Enron Corporation. He also testified before the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Advisory Council of the Department of Labor on employee benefit matters.

Additionally, Bruce is a frequent lecturer on employee benefits and executive and deferred compensation, both nationally and internationally. His recent speaking engagements have included the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, the Tax-Efficient Executive Remuneration Planning Conference in London, and other employee benefits conferences in cities across the country.

Bruce is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pension Planning & Compliance and the Journal of Deferred Compensation, quarterly publications published by Aspen Publishers, a division of Wolters Kluwer, and distributed nationally.

Before working at Littler, Bruce worked in Employee Plans Technical and Actuarial Division of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. He also was an adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School and is a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.


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Publications & Press

Speaking Engagements

2016 Employee Benefits Update - Rochester

Fairport, NY

January 28, 2016

Top 10 Ways Employers are - Inadvertently – Violating IRC 409A

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

Testimony on hedge funds and private equity investments before the U.S. Department of Labor's Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans

July 2011

New York Benefits Summit

New York, NY

February 10, 2011

English Translation: Understanding Differences in the US and UK Compensation Practices, London

January 2011


  • M.A., Georgetown University, 1987
  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1983
  • J.D., Drake University Law School, 1982
  • B.A., Concordia College, 1979

Bar Admission

District of Columbia
North Dakota


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit