Professor Sheaks is Principal of Government Relations, Buck Consultants. Prior to working at Buck, she served as the Legislative Counsel for Tax and Benefits at Workplace Flexibility 2010, an Alfred P. Sloan Initiative at Georgetown University Law Center. Before joining Workplace Flexibility 2010, Professor Sheaks was a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery LLP in the firm’s Employee Benefits Department. In this position, Ms. Sheaks advised employers, plan sponsors and employee benefit plans on all aspects of ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code relating to retirement and health and welfare plans. Professor Sheaks also has concentrated on ERISA litigation and she has assisted with labor arbitrations and collective bargaining. Professor Sheaks has written several articles on employee benefits and has also been a speaker on the subject at numerous seminars and conferences.