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Ronald E. Richman

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

New York, NY, USA


Ronald E. Richman is a partner in the New York office, co-head of the Employment & Employee Benefits Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice concentrates on the litigation of employment and employee benefits cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States involving trade secrets, non-competition, nonsolicit, and breach of confidentiality and breach of loyalty issues. Ron defends employee benefit plans, fiduciaries, and employers in class actions and in cases brought by individual plaintiffs. He represents employee benefit plans before the U.S. Department of Labor, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and the Internal Revenue Service in connection with novel issues of law concerning plan mergers, terminations, spin-offs, fiduciary duties and prohibited transactions, and various aspects of withdrawal liability and mass withdrawal liability. Ron also represents employers (particularly hedge and private equity funds), employees and partners with respect to executive compensation and partnership issues.

Ron is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a member of the CPR Employment Dispute Committee of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. A former adjunct professor in New York University School of Continuing Education’s Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Program, Ron frequently speaks and writes on employee benefit and employment topics of interest to the H.R. community, such as his “Tips on Complying with U.S. Department of Labor Fee Disclosure Rules,” which appeared in Human Resources 2008, Summer Edition and a presentation he gave on “Employment Litigation; Claims Against Employees” at NYU's 16th Annual Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges. Ron has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as a leading labor and employment litigation attorney. He received a B.S. from the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and the recipient of the Emil Schlesinger Labor Law Prize.

Selected Publications
  • “2014 Employment Law Updates for New York Employers,” SRZ Client Alert, Jan. 31, 2014 (co-author)
  • “Accommodations for Disabilities Under the New York City Human Rights Law,” SRZ Client Alert, Nov. 26, 2013 (co-author)
  • “Recent Employment Law Updates for New York Employers,” SRZ Client Alert, Oct. 24, 2013 (co-author)
Selected Speaking Engagements
  • “Sun Capital: What Happens Next,” National CLE Conference, Vail, CO, January 2014
  • “Employee Mobility Issues,” MFA General Counsel Forum, New York, December 2013
  • SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, December 2013
Memberships
  • CPR Employment Dispute Committee of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
  • Board of Directors of the Lawyers Alliance for New York (former)
Other Distinctions
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • New York Super Lawyers
Bar Admissions
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York 1982

Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1981
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Emil Schlesinger Labor Law Prize
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1978

Prior Experience

  • Co-chair, Employment & ERISA Department, Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Academic

  • Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Continuing Education
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist Program, 1985-1990
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