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Matthew P. Chiarello

Matthew P. Chiarello

Associate| Phoenix


Matthew Chiarello focuses his practice on employee benefits, including compliance with the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) and the Internal Revenue Code. Matthew regularly assists employers in the design, administration and documentation of qualified- and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation programs. In addition, Matthew has experience navigating Department of Labor investigations, corporate transactions, Affordable Care Act reporting and large employer shared responsibility payments pursuant to IRS Letter 226J.

Matthew is a contributor to Snell & Wilmer's Benefits Blog, which offers analysis and commentary on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

  • William & Mary Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Notes Editor, William & Mary Law Review (2013-2015)
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Team, President (2012-2015)
    • Student Legal Services, Director (2012-2015)
  • University of Pennsylvania (B.A., Political Science and English, summa cum laude, 2012)
    • Study Abroad: King's College London
    • Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Spring Conference Committee of the Western Pension & Benefits Council
    • Chair (2018-present)
    • Co-Chair (2017)
    • Member (2016-present)
  • Snell & Wilmer Community Involvement Committee (2016-present)
  • Annual Snell & Wilmer Volunteer Exposition, Coordinator (2016-present)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • "Congress Eases Restrictions on Hardship Distributions," Author, SW Benefits Blog (June 8, 2018)
  • "Distribution Dilemmas: Loans, Hardships and QDROs,” Speaker, CBIZ Seminar (October 26, 2017)
  • “Settling the Long War: Alternative Dispute Resolution & the War on Terror,” Author, William & Mary Law Review (2015)
  • UMOM New Day Centers, Board Member (2018-present)
  • Herberger Theater Center Young Leadership Board, Secretary (2017-present)
  • Homeless Legal Assistance Program, (2015-present), Director (2017-present)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Alumni Interviewer (2015-present)
  • VITA Tax Clinic, Volunteer (2018-present)
  • Snell & Wilmer, Summer Associate (2014)
  • Pima County Attorney's Office, Law Clerk (2013)
  • William & Mary Law School, Research Assistant (2013-2015)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Research Assistant (2010-2012)
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona