Eleanor Banister

Former Partner at King & Spalding LLP

Eleanor Banister

Eleanor Banister

Former Partner at King & Spalding LLP

Biography

Eleanor Banister is a partner in King & Spalding's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice. She advises clients (primarily employers) on the design and administration of employee benefit and executive compensation plans, including the handling of such plans in business transactions. She is a frequent lecturer on executive compensation and employee benefits topics. She is a past Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA Tax Section and is active in the Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA Labor & Employment Law Section. She is a member of the Senior Editorial Board for Employee Benefits Law and of the Editorial Board for The Practical Tax Lawyer. She is a past President of the Southern Employee Benefits Conference and past Chair of the Gulf Coast Area TE/GE Council. A Fellow since 2004, she also has been included in the Georgia Super Lawyers, Top 50 Female Georgia Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers In America. She is a native of Ila, Georgia and received her bachelor's and her juris doctorate degrees from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining King & Spalding, she clerked for the Honorable G. Ernest Tidwell, Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia.

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1566

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3

Number of Awards

1

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Judge at US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

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Eleanor Banister
Former Partner at King & Spalding LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude

The University of Georgia School of Law (also referred to as Georgia Law) is a graduate school of the University of Georgia. Founded in 1859 and located in Athens, Georgia.

Bsed, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Memberships
Fellow
2004 - Current

The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Inc. is dedicated to elevating the standards and advancing the public's understanding of the practice of employee benefits law. In pursuit of this goal, the College encourages the study and development of employee benefits laws, initiates professional discussions of significant employee benefits issues and sponsors an extensive list of Continuing Legal Education programs.

Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Partner
Prior

King & Spalding LLP is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in many offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm's success in meeting its clients' needs for legal services. The company's lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. The company was established in 1885 and it is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Member of the Editorial Board
Prior
Boards & Committees
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2013

The University of Georgia Foundation accepts and manages donor funds on behalf of the University of Georgia to enhance academic programs and opportunities at the university. The foundation continues to be one of the most effective ways for individuals to support the University of Georgia. The foundation is overseen by a Board of Trustees that includes individuals of diverse backgrounds and experience, and includes leaders in business, community service and philanthropy. As a steward of donor funds, the UGA Foundation has an outstanding record of fiscal and financial management, with an investment portfolio that has outperformed key market indexes for more than 10 years. From its beginnings in 1937, the foundation today has amassed more than $1 billion in assets, and provides more than $40 million to the university each year to support student scholarships, chairs and professorships, academic research and other programs.

$5,000 - $10K
2012

The University of Georgia Foundation accepts and manages donor funds on behalf of the University of Georgia to enhance academic programs and opportunities at the university. The foundation continues to be one of the most effective ways for individuals to support the University of Georgia. The foundation is overseen by a Board of Trustees that includes individuals of diverse backgrounds and experience, and includes leaders in business, community service and philanthropy. As a steward of donor funds, the UGA Foundation has an outstanding record of fiscal and financial management, with an investment portfolio that has outperformed key market indexes for more than 10 years. From its beginnings in 1937, the foundation today has amassed more than $1 billion in assets, and provides more than $40 million to the university each year to support student scholarships, chairs and professorships, academic research and other programs.

$5,000 - $10K
2011

The University of Georgia Foundation accepts and manages donor funds on behalf of the University of Georgia to enhance academic programs and opportunities at the university. The foundation continues to be one of the most effective ways for individuals to support the University of Georgia. The foundation is overseen by a Board of Trustees that includes individuals of diverse backgrounds and experience, and includes leaders in business, community service and philanthropy. As a steward of donor funds, the UGA Foundation has an outstanding record of fiscal and financial management, with an investment portfolio that has outperformed key market indexes for more than 10 years. From its beginnings in 1937, the foundation today has amassed more than $1 billion in assets, and provides more than $40 million to the university each year to support student scholarships, chairs and professorships, academic research and other programs.

Political Donations
$500
2014

President & Chief Executive Officer at CARE USA

$250
2013

Presiding Justice at Supreme Court of Georgia

$1,000
2012

Representative from Georgia

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Awards & Honors
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