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

Work Department

ERISA Litigation


Russell L. Hirschhorn, co-head of the ERISA Litigation Group, represents plan fiduciaries, trustees, sponsors and service providers on the full range of ERISA and state law benefit and fiduciary issues. From single plaintiff to litigation and arbitration to complex class action litigation, he provides practical guidance, develops unique litigation defense strategies and, when appropriate, mediates successful resolutions.

Russell represents clients across a wide array of publicly-held, multi-national companies and privately owned companies across a multitude of industries including, banking, finance and investments, pharmaceuticals, retail products and construction, to name just a few. In addition, he also counsels benefit plan clients on a host of compliance and federal and state government agency enforcement matters, including complex and lengthy investigations and audits by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Labor.

Russell is management co-chair of the American Bar Association Employee Benefits Committee. He also writes on cutting-edge ERISA litigation issues, serving as the co-editor of the Firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Blog and as a contributing author and a past chapter editor to Employee Benefits Law (BNA Third Edition).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > ERISA litigation

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Russell HirschhornProskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP is nationally renowned for its employee benefits and executive compensation offering, spread across six offices in the US, of which its ERISA litigation team is a key component. This team has experience in litigating employee benefits issues that its clients face, and has prevailed in many landmark decisions. The team has been sought out to write amicus briefs on key issues before the Supreme Court and Appellate Courts. Acting as full-service ERISA counsel to an extensive client list, its lawyers are also sought out specifically to handle high-stakes ERISA litigation by new clients. The firm is led by New York-based partners Myron Rumeld and Russell Hirschhorn.