Hillary August is an associate in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the Employment & Benefits practice. Hillary advises clients on a wide range of issues involving employee benefits, including the design, implementation, communication, administration, and amendment of tax-qualified retirement plans, executive compensation arrangements, and health and welfare plans and policies. She also counsels plan fiduciaries on their obligations under ERISA and advises on risk mitigation.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Hillary specialized in defending against complex class action litigation arising under ERISA and represented plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and service providers in fiduciary breach matters involving retirement plan investments, plan fees and expenses, and employer stock. Hillary also has broad experience defending single-plaintiff employee benefits matters.

Hillary has been honored as a Rising Star in Employee Benefits 2019-2021.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • French


The University of Chicago Law School, JD, with honors
Order of the Coif; The University of Chicago Law Review Editorial Board Member

Yale University, BA, magna cum laude
Distinction in the Major


  • Illinois


  • Chicago Inn of Court
  • Lawyers Club of Chicago
  • Yale Alumni Schools Committee
  • University of Chicago Law Women’s Mentoring Program