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Russell Hirschhorn is a partner in Proskauer’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group, where he focuses on complex ERISA litigation and he advises employers, fiduciaries and trustees on ERISA benefit and fiduciary issues. When not in the courtroom, Russell is active in counselling the firm’s benefit plan clients on a host of compliance and federal and state government agency enforcement matters. He also serves as co-Editor of Proskauer’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Blog. Russ is Employer-Chair Elect for the ABA Employee Benefits Committee and Chair of the 2017 Section of Labor and Employment Law Nominating Committee.

United States: Labor and employment

ERISA litigation

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Russell Hirschhorn - Proskauer Rose LLP

Within: ERISA litigation

Proskauer Rose LLP provides ‘exemplary’ advice ‘of the highest quality’ and is ‘a joy to work with in the fires of ERISA litigation’, including stock-drop, church plan and withdrawal liability cases. Clients praise ‘all-wise ERISA guru Howard Shapiro in New Orleans and rising star Russell Hirschhorn in New York defended Wells Fargo and Avon in class action stock-drop suits alleging failure to uphold fiduciary obligations. Shapiro, assisted by senior counsel Stacey Cerrone, is also defending over a dozen healthcare providers in a wave of church plan suits. The ‘practical, tactical legal geniusMyron Rumeld in New York acted for Intel, Neuberger and Renco in 2016; the last of these in connection with a PBGC withdrawal liability claim. Recent work also saw the team defend Foot Locker in a class action alleging violations of its disclosure obligations under ERISA in connection with the conversion of its pension plan to a cash balance plan.

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