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Myron Rumeld

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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation


Myron Rumeld is co-chair of Proskauer’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group and co-chair of the ERISA Litigation Group. His practice focuses primarily on complex, class action litigation and issues relating to fiduciary responsibility. He represents single employer and multiemployer plans, plan fiduciaries, employer contributors to multiemployer plans, and professional advisors to plans. He writes and speaks extensively on employee benefits issues and serves as co-chairman of the Board of Editors for the American Bar Association publication, Employee Benefits Law, Fourth Edition (Bloomberg BNA). In addition, he is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Benefits Counsel.

United States: Dispute resolution


Within: Appellate

Mark Harris and Myron Rumeld head Proskauer Rose LLP’s team, which counts T-Mobile and Brown Jordan International among its clients. The group is frequently engaged on employment matters. Harris successfully represented Columbia University in the New York Court of Appeals challenge to the Article 78 petition filed by former faculty member Robert Taub. At the Ninth Circuit, the team is acting for Major League Baseball in proceedings pertaining to a class action brought by current and former minor league baseball players claiming violations of statutory minimum wage and overtime provisions.

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United States: Labor and employment

ERISA litigation

Within: Leading lawyers

Myron Rumeld - Proskauer Rose LLP

Within: ERISA litigation

The practice at Proskauer Rose LLP comprises ‘extremely strong partners at the top and a very deep bench of ERISA litigators’, and is hailed as ‘simply the best of the best’. Led by Myron Rumeld, the team is well known for handling stock-drop, excessive fee and church plan cases. Recent work includes representing Princeton University in a suit alleging a breach of fiduciary duties in its recordkeeping fees, and Russell Hirschhorn and New Orleans-based Howard Shapiro - whose ‘folksy charm is backed by encyclopedic knowledge’ - successfully arguing a motion to dismiss on behalf of Wells Fargo, in a case alleging the client padded its 401(k) plan with overpriced and underperforming target-date funds affiliated with the bank. Also noteworthy is the group’s work for investment manager Neuberger Berman regarding allegations of prohibited self-dealing and breach of fiduciary obligations. Employee benefits specialist Ira Golub also assisted the team with regard to withdrawal liabilities issues arising from an action against client Renco Group. Other key contacts include senior counsel Stacey Cerrone in New Orleans and Deidre Grossman. Named individuals are based in New York unless otherwise indicated.

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Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Within: Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

Proskauer Rose LLP acts for big corporate entities, senior executives and management teams in the executive compensation issues arising from IPOs and high-end M&A transactions. Washington DC partner Joshua Miller is part of a group advising the likes of Hospitality Investors Trust, Tellurian and BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group on various transactions, as is New York-based Michael Sirkin, whose expertise lies in representing individual executives. Andrea Rattner is also a key contact in New York and Colleen Hart is one of the names to note in Los Angeles. The department is jointly led by Paul Hamburger and Myron Rumeld in Washington DC and New York, respectively.

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