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USA 2022
District of Columbia Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
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Band 2

5 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Our labor, employment, executive compensation, and benefits practitioners help employers around the world navigate the constantly changing landscape of global, US, state, and local laws and regulations that govern the workplace. With more than 375 lawyers and other professionals throughout our offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, we apply a solution-oriented approach to give our clients a competitive edge as we work with them to address the full range of workforce matters that affect the bottom line.

We approach workplace challenges with an understanding of our clients’ businesses and the unique, industry-specific regulatory and competitive pressures they face. Our industry knowledge is particularly deep in the areas of financial services, technology, energy, healthcare, retail, pharmaceuticals, transportation, defense, food and hospitality, insurance, and manufacturing. We proactively identify risks and develop strategies and solutions to help employers avoid litigation and other employee disputes, including those that involve unions or organizing campaigns.

Chambers Review

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation - District of Columbia
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Distinguished for providing advice on a wide array of matters including pension and retirement plans, executive compensation plans and benefits issues linked to M&A. Well regarded for representing clients across a wide array of industries such as retail, healthcare, technology, and financial services. Provides counsel on a wide range of issues, including fiduciary obligations, operation of plans and negotiating with third-party vendors.

Strengths

"The firm has a highly specialized practice in the very complicated world of employee benefits. They give extremely well-grounded legal advice, and understand what the law is and our business needs."

"I would turn to them for my most complex benefits and compensation issues. They constantly impress with their expertise and have a deep bench that is equipped to handle all aspects of the benefits and compensation."

"They are very knowledgable about ERISA requirements. We rely on their knowledge and ability. They advise us and try to refine fairly complex legal principles. They are also very proactive."

Work highlights

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advised Talen Energy on matters pertaining to its tax-qualified retirement plans, including plan restatements, corrections under the IRS’s voluntary correction program and Voluntary Employee Benefit Association matters.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Zimmerman has experience advising clients on a range of employee benefit matters, including plan design, compliance and related tax issues.
"Jonathan is highly knowledgeable on both technical issues and market practices in the compensation and benefits area, and always extremely responsive." "Jonathan has encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect of the benefits and compensation practice, yet he keeps his advice practical and high-level. He always impresses my business clients and his name carries the weight of authority at our company."

Michael Richman expertly advises plan sponsors and asset managers on ERISA Title I issues.
"He is a solid academic lawyer and very smart."

Head of the DC employee benefits and executive compensation group Gregory Needles provides comprehensive counsel on employee benefit plan design, administration and termination.
"Greg provides sound and well-reasoned support on complex benefits matters." "He takes the time to know the client and their idiosyncrasies."

Rosina Barker advises clients on compliance matters relating to employee benefits and compensation plans.
"Rosina is adept at tackling technically complex issues in the compensation and benefits area."

Althea Day handles plan design, governance and compliance matters on behalf of plan sponsors.
"Althea is a responsive and thoughtful counselor who provides timely, pragmatic advice, particularly regarding ERISA benefit plans."

Ranked Lawyers at
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District of Columbia

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Rosina B Barker
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Rosina B Barker
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Althea Day
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Althea Day
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Gregory L Needles
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Gregory L Needles
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Jonathan Zimmerman
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Jonathan Zimmerman
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Michael B Richman
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Michael B Richman
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Gregory L. Needles

Michael B. Richman

Patrick Rehfield