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Brian K Giovannini

Employee benefits Attorney at Houston, TX

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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I am an attorney who handles issues related to fiduciary liability and whose practice focuses primarily on retirement plans including both defined benefit plans (e.g., traditional pension plans, cash balance plans and variable annuity plans) and defined contribution plans (e.g., ESOPs, 401(k) plans and 403(b) plans). I frequently provide fiduciary training to the administrative and investment committees of ERISA employee benefit plans.


I am a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).


I am admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.


I am a member of the Board of Directors of the International Primate Protection League (IPPL).


Haynes and Boone, LLP
1221 McKinney St Ste 2100
Houston, TX, 77010

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  • University of Texas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Houston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • PHR
  • 2012 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Southwest Benefits Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Internal CLE
  • The Practical Impact on ERISA Plan Fiduciaries of Tibble v. Edison Int’l
  • 2015
  • Internal CLE
  • Healthcare Reform: Current Strategies
  • 2014
  • Internal CLE
  • Minimizing Fiduciary Exposure for Employee Benefit Committee Members
  • 2013
  • 17th Annual Employment Law Update
  • From DOMA to PPACA: What Needs to Be Done Now With Your Benefit Plans
  • 2013
  • West Houston Chamber of Commerce
  • How to Protect Plan Fiduciaries and Satisfy Your Fiduciary Duties under ERISA
  • 2012
  • Internal CLE
  • ERISA Issues in Corporate Transactions: Fiduciary Liability
  • 2012
  • Internal CLE
  • ERISA Provisions in Credit Agreements
  • 2012
  • ASPPA Benefits Council of the Texas Gulf Coast
  • Fiduciary Responsibility and Liability
  • 2012
  • Houston Chapter ISCEBS
  • ERISA Fiduciary Review 2011
  • 2011
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"A brilliant and dedicated jurist, Brian is unquestionably the attorney to choose in his field of expertise."

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Houston Employee benefits Lawyer Brian K Giovannini
Brian K Giovannini
Employee benefits Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 15 years