Todd Castleton focuses his practice on the compliance and administration of qualified defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, and health and welfare plans. Todd partners with clients to create solutions for effective and efficient employee benefit plan administration, maintain the plans’ tax-preferred status under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), comply with Titles I, II, and IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), address plan investment issues including fiduciary issues and prohibited transactions, and implement the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Health Care Reform).

Todd advises clients of all sizes and industries including Fortune 10 to 1000 companies, small and large closely held companies, not-for-profit organizations including trade associations, third-party administrators (TPAs) and other employee benefit plan service providers, trustees, and custodians holding employee benefit plan assets, unions, and trustees of Taft-Hartley plans.

Prior to joining the firm, Todd was a senior counsel in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group of an international law firm in its Washington, D.C. office. After graduating from law school, Todd clerked for the judges of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia in Norfolk and he served as an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University School of Law where he taught legal research and writing. While attending law school, Todd was a Dean’s Scholar, participated in Moot Court, and was also a member of the Board of Editors of the George Mason Law Review.

Todd regularly presents on current benefit topics at seminars, webinars, and teleconferences. He is a contributing author and editor to the The 401(k) Plan Handbook, and formerly was contributing editor of the Guide to Assigning & Loaning Benefit Plan Money. Todd has been certified in alternative dispute resolution processes and was previously certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia to mediate disputes in the Virginia General District Courts.


Georgetown University Law Center LL.M. (1999) Labor and Employment, Employee Benefits

George Mason University School of Law J.D. (1996)

University of Utah B.S. (1993) Speech Communication, with honors

University of Utah B.S. (1993) Philosophy, with honors


District of Columbia (1999)

New York (2004)

Virginia (1996)

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia


Fourth Judicial Circuit of Virgina - Honorable Marc Jacobson (Aug 1996-Jul 1997)

Professional & Community Activities

American Benefits Council, Policy Board of Directors, Member (2015-2017)

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