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Practice Areas

Co-Head, Employment & Employee Benefits Group. Practice concentrates on all aspects of defined benefit pension plans including advising plans and trustees, litigating pension, investment and actuarial issues, and representing plans, trustees and employers before the U.S. DOL, the PBGC and the IRS. He defends employee benefit plans, fiduciaries and employers in class actions and in cases brought by individual plaintiffs. He represents employers, employee benefit plans, fiduciaries and investment managers before the U.S. DOL, the PBGC and the IRS in connection with novel issues of law concerning plan mergers, terminations, spin-offs, fiduciary duties and prohibited transactions, and various aspects of withdrawal liability and mass withdrawal liability. He has litigated, arbitrated and advised on several hundred withdrawal liability matters for multiemployer pension funds and employers. He litigates restrictive covenant cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States involving trade secrets, non-competition, nonsolicit, and breach of confidentiality and breach of loyalty issues. He also represents employers (particularly hedge and private equity funds), employees and partners with respect to executive compensation and partnership issues.

Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.


Columbia Law School, JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Emil Schlesinger Labor Law Prize; Cornell University, BS.