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Proskauer Rose LLP
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299
United States
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Work Department

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation


Myron D. Rumeld has over thirty-five years of experience handling all aspects of ERISA litigation at both the trial and appellate level. His broad experience includes numerous representations of 401(k) plan fiduciaries defending class action employer stock and excessive fee claims, and representations of large multiemployer pension and health fund trustees in the defense of a large assortment of fiduciary breach lawsuits. He has defended class action suits against Charles Schwab, Barnabas Health, Inc., Neuberger Berman, and the American Federation of Musicians Pension Fund, among many other clients; and he has tried cases for The Renco Group and Foot Locker, Inc., among others.

Myron is presently co-chair of Proskauer’s ERISA Litigation Group. He previously served as co-chair of Proskauer’s nationally renowned Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group. He also served as the past co-chairman of the Board of Editors for the American Bar Association publication, Employee Benefits Law (BBNA).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > ERISA litigation

(Hall of Fame)

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Proskauer Rose LLP is regarded for its involvement in high-value ERISA disputes involving class actions and individual claims relating to a broad variety of matters including 401(k) and 403(b) excessive fee and underperformance litigation, defined benefit plans, actuarial assumptions, multiemployer plans and ESOPs. The firm has a particular focus on Taft-Hartley multiemployer funds alongside an active DOL investigations practice, regularly defending plan sponsors, fiduciaries and service providers in these areas. The ERISA practice, led by Myron Rumeld and Russell Hirschhorn in New York, is further supported by the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation group. Rumeld has significant experience handling ERISA litigation at both trial and appellate levels, and has defended numerous class actions, particularly regarding employer stock and excessive fee claims. Meanwhile, Hirschhorn, who is described as an ‘expert in his field’, also actively defends class actions as well as investigations conducted by the DOL. Tulio Chirinos, senior associate in Boca Raton, and Joseph Clark, senior counsel in New York, are also key members of the practice working on a variety of class action matters.

United States > Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Bankruptcy-related work is a key pillar of Proskauer Rose LLP’s appellate practice. In particular, its ongoing representation of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico in relation to the restructuring of Puerto Rico’s public debt–the largest municipal restructuring in US history–continues to provide a significant volume of appeals. Other team sweet spots include sports, IP, antitrust, and ERISA. Mark Harris and John Roberts co-chair the department from New York and Boston respectively; they also co-lead the appellate work for the Puerto Rico restructuring. New York-based ERISA specialist Myron Rumeld is also noted for his adept handling of ERISA-related appeals.