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Timothy J. Bartl is a founding partner of the Washington, DC law firm of McGuiness & Yager LLP. The firm is structured to serve the unique needs of senior human resource officers and other senior executives by drawing on the expertise of experienced attorneys and consultants to provide comprehensive solutions. The firm also manages several trade associations actively involved in shaping human resource law and policy at the national level.
Part of Mr. Bartl’s practice involves serving as Assistant General Counsel of HR Policy Association, a public policy advocacy organization that represents chief human resource officers of over 250 Fortune 500 companies employing more than 20 million people.
Mr. Bartl’s practice focuses substantially on executive compensation law and policy, with an emphasis on helping develop and promote best practices that solidify the substantial changes that have occurred in recent years. He is the author of Executive Compensation in Competitive Markets: The Transformation of Executive Pay and What It Means for Shareholders, Policymakers and the General Public, a monograph that provides ten principles for responsible compensation that serve as the underpinnings one of the Association’s wildly popular training courses for senior executives. Working with the firm’s clients and through the Association’s Executive Compensation Policy Roundtable, he helps to shape legislation and regulation on issues such as nonqualified deferred compensation, severance, executive compensation disclosure, and performance-based compensation.
Mr. Bartl’s practice also focuses on the implications of changes in retirement benefit laws and on employer policies on future practices. The transition from defined benefit to defined contribution plans has raised a host of issues that employers are addressing, and as part of his role with the Association, he is exploring the changes necessary to ensure that employees are able to save sufficiently for retirement and retiree health expenses.
Mr. Bartl has practiced extensively in the Fair Labor Standards Act discipline and has regularly performed training and consultation for large employers regarding compliance with the FLSA’s white collar regulations and provides advice on family leave requirements and policies.
Mr. Bartl served as Legislative Director and Legislative Assistant for Rep. Steve Gunderson (R-WI) from 1993 through 1996. He received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and his B.S.from Marquette University. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland bars. Mr. Bartl is a frequent author and speaker in a number of executive compensation and labor policy practice areas.