Mr Steven W. Rabitz > Dechert LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States
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Work Department

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation


Steven W. Rabitz focuses his practice on the fiduciary responsibility, prohibited transaction and funding rules of ERISA, specifically how they relate to financial products and services, U.S. Federal income tax, securities and other legal matters concerning compensation and benefits. In addition, Mr. Rabitz assists clients on how ERISA rules are applicable to the design, implementation and ongoing operation of retirement and health benefits.

Mr. Rabitz advises clients such as broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, banks, investment managers, trustees, mutual fund complexes, alternative fund sponsors and other financial market participants on the conduct of their businesses as applied to U.S. retirement clients. He also represents both private and public companies in a variety of matters involving compensation and benefits, as well as cross-border related considerations.


  • Brandeis University Alumni Board (2018-current)
  • Anti-Defamation League, various roles including: National Commissioner; New York Regional Board; Chair or Co-Chair of New York Regional Board International Affairs; Public Policy and Government Affairs Committees (2010-2018)
  • NYU Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors (2006-2015)


  • Brandeis University, B.A., 1992, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1995, cum laude, Editor of New York University Review of Law & Social Change
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1998

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design

At Dechert LLP, Andrew Oringer and Steven Rabitz advise a suite of global investment banks, mutual funds, broker-dealers and trust companies on an ongoing basis regarding the introduction and subsequent repeal of the DOL fiduciary rule. Oringer also has established expertise in advising financial institutions on ERISA fiduciary matters. Named individuals are based in New York.

United States > Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional

(Hall of Fame)

Steven RabitzDechert LLP

New York-based Andrew Oringer and David Jones in Philadelphia head up Dechert LLP’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice, routinely assisting a solid client portfolio of financial institutions (spanning hedge funds, asset managers and global investment banks) with ERISA fiduciary matters and employee benefit issues arising from M&A mandates. New York-based Steven Rabitz has expertise in prohibited transaction matters and, along with Oringer, garners praise for his ERISA fiduciary knowledge. In Philadelphia, Eric Rubin regularly handles 409A compliance questions, golden parachute negotiations and severance package matters.