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Kim Shaw Elliott is an ERISA investment lawyer, engaging in a multi-disciplinary practice helping clients successfully navigate the complex intersection of ERISA, securities law, broker-dealer regulation and tax regulation. Kim represents broker-dealers, investment advisors, insurance companies and other entities nationwide, with a focus on fiduciary responsibility and best practices. She brings a business leader's perspective to the practice of law, having served as an executive responsible for advisory services to retirement plans, as well as chief compliance officer. As general counsel of industry leading broker-dealer/ investment advisor firms, Kim navigated through extensive claims litigation, multi-state regulatory actions and errors and omissions disputes, and presented actionable plans and guidance for compliant sales, operations, product development and customer service.

Publications & Media

Kim Shaw Elliott is a frequent speaker on employee benefits and securities-related topics.


Articles Published

Television Appearances


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Juris Doctor - 1979
  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • LL.M. - 1985
    • Major: Taxation
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1976
    • Major: Mass Communications - Radio/TV
  • Washington University in St. Louis - Olin Business School
    • M.B.A. - 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Florida

Professional Associations

  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Compliance and Legal Division, Member
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, President Emeritus
  • Missouri Bar, Employee Benefits Committee, Former Chair

Law Alerts

Secure Act 2.0 Brings a Litany of Retirement Changes

By Roberta Watson, Barry Salkin and Alex Olsen The SECURE Act 2.0 of 2022 (“SECURE 2.0”, or the “Act”) became law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023.  SECURE 2.0 builds on the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (i.e.,...

Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Taxpayers Beware

Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New Jersey Taxpayers Beware:  Don’t Let a Mismatch between Your State’s Tax Laws and the Federal Rules for Deducting Contributions Result in Overpaying Your State Tax on Retirement Distributions.  Recordkeeping and Professional Advice...