Gene Paranczak is an ERISA attorney and senior pension consultant in Vanguard Strategic Retirement Consulting Group. Mr. Paranczak assists Vanguard’s institutional clients and interprets and applies compliance requirements that relate to the client’s qualified retirement plans. Additionally, he represents Vanguard at several leading trade associations and works closely with Vanguard’s government relations office in the monitoring of proposed legislative and regulatory activity affecting employee benefits and financial services. Before joining Vanguard in 2003, Mr. Paranczak was an associate attorney in the employee benefits’ practice group at Pepper Hamilton LLP. A member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Mr. Paranczak earned a B.A. in political science at the University of Delaware and a J.D. at Widener University School of Law. He also holds the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation.