Mr Andrew L Oringer > 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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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation




Andrew L. Oringer is a partner of Dechert’s ERISA and Executive Compensation group, and leads the firm’s national fiduciary practice in New York. He counsels clients on their employee benefit plans and programs, benefits-related tax matters and fiduciary issues arising in connection with the investment of employee benefit plan assets.

Mr. Oringer’s practice includes advising clients regarding ERISA and employee benefits generally, including 401(k) and other retirement plans as well as medical and other welfare plans. His advice to clients encompasses all aspects of corporate transactions and initial public offerings in which benefits and compensation issues play a central part. He regularly counsels financial institutions and plan fiduciaries regarding investments, and has been instrumental in designing complex investment structures to address difficult ERISA issues.

Mr. Oringer advises clients with respect to the design and implementation of arrangements relating to executive compensation, including stock option and other equity-based arrangements. His practice extends to the representation of employers and executives in the negotiation of executive employment and termination agreements.


  • New York State Bar Association: Member of the Task Force for the Review of the New York Bar Examination
  • New York State Bar Association: Committee on Attorney Professionalism, Chair
  • American Bar Association: Co-chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee of the Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association: Employee Benefits Committee of the Section of Taxation, Emerging Issues Coordinator (and previously Chair of the Fiduciary Responsibility/Plan Investments Sub-Committee of the Employee Benefits Committee)
  • New York State Bar Association: Employee Benefits Committee of the Tax Section, Former Co-chair and Executive Committee, Member (2006-2012)
  • BNA Bloomberg Pension & Benefits Reporter, Advisory Board Member
  • BNA Bloomberg Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal, Advisory Board Member
  • Practical Law Company’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Advisory Board, Charter Member
  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Fellow
  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University: Adjunct Professor of Law; Executive Board of the Alumni Association, Vice-President (2017-present); Career Services Alumni Committee, Co-Chair (2015-2017); Committee of the Alumni Association, President (2021)
  • Regulatory Compliance Organization, Senior Fellow from Practice
  • Member of Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers Advisory Board


  • Duke University, A.B., 1980, cum laude with Distinction in Economics
  • Adelphi University, M.B.A., 1984
  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1984, with Distinction, Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review