Mr Ronald Richman > Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Employment & Employee Benefits, Mergers & Acquisitions, Regulatory & Compliance, Insurance


Ronald E. Richman is co-head of the Employment & Employee Benefits Group. His practice concentrates on the litigation of employee benefits and 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. Ron defends employee benefit plans, fiduciaries and employers in class actions and in cases brought by individual plaintiffs. He also represents employers, employee benefit plans, fiduciaries and investment managers before the U.S. Department of Labor, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and the Internal Revenue Service 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. Ron also represents employers (particularly hedge and private equity funds), employees and partners with respect to executive compensation and partnership issues.

Ron is listed in Chambers USAThe Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers as a leading labor and employment litigation attorney. He is a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a member of the CPR Employment Dispute Committee of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. A former adjunct professor in New York University School of Continuing Education’s Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Program, Ron frequently speaks and writes on employee benefit and employment topics of interest to the H.R. community, such as his “Tips on Complying with U.S. Department of Labor Fee Disclosure Rules,” which appeared in Human Resources 2008Summer Edition and a presentation he gave on “Employment Litigation; Claims Against Employees” at NYU’s 16th Annual Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges. Most recently, he has spoken twice on legislative developments affecting multiemployer plans and the PBGC.


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