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Michael B. Richman

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Michael B. Richman is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. His principal focus is on matters under the ERISA fiduciary responsibility rules. He advises plan sponsors on investment matters for defined benefit and defined contribution plans, and also counsels banks, investment advisers and broker-dealers on ERISA compliance for ERISA plan separately managed accounts, collective investment funds, private funds and other arrangements. In addition, he counsels clients on fiduciary governance of ERISA plans, prohibited transaction issues in proposed transactions and transactions under government investigation, and preparing requests to the U.S. Department of Labor for prohibited transaction exemptions and advisory opinions.  His practice also includes advising IRA custodians on permissible IRA investments and investment restrictions.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Richman was counsel in the benefits and executive compensation and investment management groups at Reed Smith LLP.

Mr. Richman earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1988, where he was managing editor for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. He earned his A.B., magna cum laude, in history from Princeton University in 1985.

Mr. Richman has authored or co-authored a number of articles on ERISA issues. He is the co-author of the book ERISA Class Exemptions and of chapters on the ERISA class exemptions and trustee responsibility in the book ERISA Fiduciary Law, as well as of an overview of the ERISA-prohibited transaction rules for the online Bloomberg BNA Benefits Practice Resource Center.

Mr. Richman is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Michael B. Richman is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Update on the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule - Pension Plan Investments 2017: Current Perspectives, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ERISA: The Fiduciary Regulation- Where Are We and What’s Next? - ERISA 2017: The Evolving World, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Update on the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule - Update on the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ERISA: The Fiduciary Regulation- Where Are We and What’s Next? - ERISA: The Fiduciary Regulation- Where Are We and What’s Next?, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Update on the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule - Update on the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ERISA: The Fiduciary Regulation- Where Are We and What’s Next? - ERISA: The Fiduciary Regulation- Where Are We and What’s Next?, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Update on the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule - Update on the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule, Wednesday, May 17, 2017
ERISA: The Fiduciary Regulation- Where Are We and What’s Next? - ERISA: The Fiduciary Regulation- Where Are We and What’s Next?, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Pension Plan Investments 2017: Current Perspectives, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, New York, NY
ERISA 2017: The Evolving World, Tuesday, August 08, 2017, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters DOL Fiduciary Rule: Ready, Set, Go! But How Far? (June 7, 2017) - ERISA 2017: The Evolving World, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The Final DOL Fiduciary Rule—Considerations for Plan Sponsors (June 14, 2016) - ERISA 2017: The Evolving World, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
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