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Vance Drawdy • Shareholder

Ogletree Deakins • Greenville, South Carolina

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Ogletree Deakins
The Ogletree Building, Suite 500
300 North Main St.
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
phone 864.271.1300
fax  864.235.8806


Mr. Drawdy assists a broad range of clients with litigation arising under ERISA, Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, and various state laws. Mr. Drawdy also represents employers, fiduciaries, insurers, and third-party administrators in employee welfare benefit plan related litigation in federal and state courts, including fiduciary and benefit claims litigation under ERISA. He also assists clients in complying with HIPAA privacy, special enrollment, and nondiscrimination regulations; COBRA continuation coverage requirements; disclosure requirements under ERISA; and benefit claims and appeals processes and procedures. Mr. Drawdy is the coauthor of the Compliance Manual for Health Information Privacy Under HIPAA.Matters that Mr. Drawdy has handled include:
<li>Defending employers and plan fiduciaries against ERISA breach of fiduciary duty claims. <li>Defending plan fiduciaries against claims for benefits brought by plan participants and beneficiaries. <li>
Litigating before courts individual employment discrimination claims brought under Title VII, the ADEA, and the ADA. <li>Advising plan fiduciaries regarding the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on plan loan programs. <li>Advising employers regarding qualified transportation fringe benefit plans.


  • College: B.A., summa cum laude, Washington and Lee University, 1989 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Law School: J.D., Washington and Lee University Law School, 1992 (American Jurisprudence Award in Remedies)

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South Carolina, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
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