Alan A. Levin is retired of counsel in Barnes & Thornburg's Indianapolis office, where he was a member of the Corporate Department. Alan served as the firm's managing partner for 17 years. During his 17-year term, Barnes & Thornburg grew from 220 to 550 lawyers and opened seven new offices throughout the U.S.
Alan concentrated his practice on the many legal issues surrounding employee benefits. His practice encompassed a broad spectrum of activities, including drafting and design of both qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, consulting, and an extensive administrative practice with governmental agencies. In addition, he was involved in all phases of the establishment and operation of ESOPs and, on occasion, was involved in implementing retirement plans in foreign countries. His practice also included counseling clients with respect to executive compensation issues, including stock option plans, phantom stock plans and split dollar insurance. As part of his administrative practice, he was closely involved with governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service. Alan has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in employee benefits (ERISA) law.
Alan was a frequent participant in employee benefit seminars on topics including qualified retirement plans, executive compensation, and ESOPs. He serves on several boards, including as a trustee of The Indianapolis Foundation and the Central Indiana Community Foundation. He is a board member of Christel House Academy, an Indianapolis public charter school.
Alan received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1976. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington in 1982, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He joined Barnes & Thornburg in 1982 and became a partner in 1990.