What the team is known for Distinguished national practice operating out of various offices across the USA. Widely praised for its deep bench and ability to handle the full scope of employee benefits and executive compensation matters arising within a transactional, litigatory, compliance or advisory framework. Also known for its particular expertise in assisting on matters connected with the Affordable Care Act and healthcare reform.
Strengths "The entire team I work with provides wonderful client service and provides great insight," says one client. Another adds: "They are experienced, practical and very responsive."
Another delighted client says: "I have a very high opinion of this team and its skill set. They are very knowledgeable about their respective fields and are extremely valuable to me."
Significant clients S&P Global, EY, National Basketball Association, SAG-AFTRA, Quanta Services.
"Phenomenally good lawyer" Michael Sirkin is "one of the best in the business," according to sources. He has a "top-notch" reputation for representing compensation committees and senior executives in significant compensation and benefits matters. One client says: "He was wonderful to deal with - gracious, smart, practical, cut to the chase and was clearly respected by counterparty counsel. Also, he was very responsive."
Ira Bogner is "an excellent ERISA lawyer who has an in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry," say his clients. He routinely represents institutional pension plan investors and is an expert in benefits and compensation matters arising out of M&A deals.
Robert Projansky frequently advises multiemployer benefit fund clients and prominent players from the corporate and entertainment industries on employee benefits matters. An impressed client says: "He is excellent. He gets to the point quickly, is solution-oriented and very responsive."
Benefits expert Rory Albert advises a range of clients including national and multinational companies, boards of trustees and nonprofit organizations. He serves clients from an array of industries including retail, securities, telecommunications and healthcare.
Ira Golub concentrates primarily on advising employers on benefits matters, with a particular focus on withdrawal liability exposure. Clients include pension, annuity and apprenticeship funds. He is also adept at representing businesses before the Pension Benefits Guaranty Corporation. According to clients, he is "extremely knowledgeable, very organized and anticipates clients' needs well."
Andrea Rattner handles the full spectrum of employee benefits and executive compensation matters, including those arising within the restructuring, financing and transactional contexts. A client praises her as being "technically excellent, timely and insightful."