Profiles in Diversity Journal recently published its 2016 “Women Worth Watching” issue, which features Patricia Shlonsky, Partner-In-Charge of Ulmer’s Cleveland office. The honor extends to a select group of trailblazers working in a range of industries throughout the country who have distinguished themselves from their peers based on excellence in their fields and the positive influence they have both inside and outside of their organizations.
Profiles in Diversity Journal is a publication dedicated to recognizing ambitious people, initiatives, and programs that support the success of diverse workforces across the country and around the world. The winners of the publication’s Women Worth Watching award were nominated based on passion, potential, and positive influence in the workplace and in the community. The women who received the award represent corporations, government agencies, law firms, and nonprofits from across North America and Europe.
Ms. Shlonsky chairs Ulmer & Berne’s Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Groups. As Partner-In-Charge of Ulmer’s Cleveland office she guides the office’s development, client service, business, and operations efforts. With more than 30 years of experience, her practice focuses on assisting clients in the establishment qualification, and maintenance of all types of employee benefit plans. She advises clients regarding employee benefit compliance issues, benefits issues which arise in mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security issues under HIPAA, health benefits, executive compensation, and represents clients involved in governmental and private dispute resolution. Ms. Shlonsky also has comprehensive experience handling all types of ERISA litigation. She has achieved the highest ranking, AV Preeminent®, from Martindale-Hubbell®, and is ranked as one of Ohio’s leading Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation lawyers by Chambers USA and is named to The Best Lawyers in America® in Employee Benefits Law.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and her Juris Doctor, with honors, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She is an avid reader and editor of a book review blog – FromBriefsToBooks.com.