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Robert C. Fleder

Robert C. Fleder

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA


Robert C. Fleder is a partner and chair of the firm's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, Robert Fleder has handled ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation  matters for over 40 years. Described in The Best Lawyers in America as "without question the 'Dean of the Bar' in his practice area globally, period," Rob is recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the United States in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation by peer review organizations  Chambers USA and The Legal 500, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (New York City) since 1987. Additionally, Human Resource Executive lists Rob among the "Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys - Employee Benefits and ERISA."

Rob has extensive and sophisticated experience in the legal, accounting, actuarial and human resource issues connected with the implementation and operation of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. In numerous merger and acquisition transactions, he has addressed the issues that arise in connection with the assumption of (or failure to assume) benefit plans and other employee obligations. His major transactions include representation of the airline pilots who led the successful multi-billion dollar effort to have employees acquire a majority stake in United Airlines through an ESOP.

Rob has been involved in defending and settling significant ERISA fiduciary claims involving private plaintiffs and the Department of Labor. Rob regularly advises about ERISA fiduciary matters for investment funds and plan fiduciaries. Corporate bankruptcies often require major support on benefits and executive compensation, and Rob regularly participates in restructuring and reorganization transactions of every type. In particular, he has significant experience dealing with troubled pension plans, including dealing with PBGC, the federal agency that insures underfunded pensions when a plan sponsor fails, and dealing with multiemployer pension plan withdrawal liability.

Rob is a member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the American Bar Association and has written and lectured extensively.  He is co-chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Robert C. Fleder is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation - Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 13, 2017
ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans - ERISA 2017: The Evolving World, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation - “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation, Monday, March 13, 2017
ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans - ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation - “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation, Monday, March 13, 2017
ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans - ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation - “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation, Monday, March 13, 2017
ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans - ERISA: Title IV - Defined Benefit Plans: the PBGC, Plan Terminations and Multiemployer Plans, Wednesday, August 02, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Presentation materials: “Carrying On” About Carried Interest Plans? Partnership Equity Based Compensation (handout) - Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Wednesday, March 15, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Thursday, March 16, 2017, New York, NY
ERISA 2017: The Evolving World, Tuesday, August 08, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Cool Compensation Considerations for the Private Company 2018: Pay, Performance and Perspectives, Monday, March 12, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
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