Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Ronald E. Richman is a Schulte Roth & Zabel partner and co-head of the Employment & Employee Benefits Group. He is a market-leading lawyer well known for handling complex ERISA litigation matters. Ron’s practice concentrates on the litigation of employee benefits matters in federal courts throughout the United States. Ron defends employee benefit plans, fiduciaries, private equity firms and employers in class actions and in cases brought by individual plaintiffs. He also represents employers, private equity firms, employee benefit plans, fiduciaries and investment managers 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. He has litigated, arbitrated and advised on several hundred withdrawal liability matters for multiemployer pension funds, private equity firms and employers.
Ron is listed in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a leading labor and employment litigation attorney. He is a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Ron holds his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and the recipient of the Emil Schlesinger Labor Law Prize. He received his B.S. from the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University.