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David C. Olstein

David C. Olstein

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New York, NY, USA

David C. Olstein is a counsel at the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and a member of the firm’s Executive Compensation and Benefits Group.  His practice focuses on the fiduciary responsibility provisions of ERISA. He has extensive experience advising asset managers on ERISA matters, including compliance with ERISA’s prohibited transaction rules, in connection with the investment of pension plan assets. Mr. Olstein also regularly advises fund sponsors on ERISA matters, including the application of ERISA’s “plan asset” rules, in connection with the establishment and operation of private investment funds. He also has represented issuers and underwriters in connection with the marketing of securities to investors subject to ERISA, and has advised plan sponsors and creditors on pension liability issues arising under Title IV of ERISA.

Mr. Olstein is a member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation and currently chairs the Subcommittee on Private Equity & ERISA Fiduciary Duties.


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., Johns Hopkins University

Bar Admissions

New York

Selected Authorships

  • Co-Author, “Sun Capital Ruling Exposes PE Funds to Pension Liabilities,” Law360, July 31, 2013
  • Co-Author, “Application of Plan Asset Rules to Plan Investments and Contributions,” in ERISA Fiduciary Law (Susan P. Serota and Frederick A. Brodie eds., 2d ed. 2006 & Supp. 2009)

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