January 16, 2021

Volume XI, Number 16

Thomas M. 'Tom' Christina

Tom Christina counsels clients on plan design, regulatory, operational, and compliance issues relating to employee benefit plans of all kinds, including defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans with benefit structures tailored to individual client needs.  In addition, he advises employers regarding the employee benefits aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate reorganizations.  Mr. Christina also represents employers and plan administrators in benefits-related controversies, including disputes with multiemployer pension plans involving assessments of “withdrawal liability” under the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980.

Since 2010, Mr. Christina has counseled employers and industry groups on regulatory and compliance issues under the Affordable Care Act.  He speaks and writes frequently on specific aspects of agency guidance under the Act, such as grandfathered health plan status, implementation

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Tax Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth and District of Columbia Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1980
  • A.B., Cornell University, 1977

Articles in the National Law Review database by Thomas M. 'Tom' Christina