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Jason Rothschild

Senior Counsel

New York

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Jason Rothschild

Senior Counsel

New York

Jason is a senior counsel in Allen & Overy’s U.S. Employment, Benefits and Executive Compensation practice.

He advises clients on a range of complex legal, regulatory and contractual matters Jason has particular expertise advising investment management, private equity funds and pension plan companies.

Jason most recently worked as a senior ERISA and client services counsel to a multinational investment management firm, where he led and managed negotiations of billion-dollar contracts with institutional clients.

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Expertise

Practices

Employment and Benefits

Office

New York

1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted in the Bar of New York, 2001

Academic

Boston University School of Law, J.D., International Law Journal , 2000

Union College, B.A., Political Science, 1995 (Departmental Honours)

Other noteworthy experience

Advising:

  • Dimensional Fund Advisors, a multinational investment management firm, on complex legal, regulatory and contractual issues, and action plans related to DOL and other applicable rulemaking, defined contribution plan litigation and health and welfare plan developments.
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors on the company’s change of 401(k) plan service provider, the conversion of the company’s medical plan to a self-insured plan and establishing the company’s on-site medical clinic.
  • Various investment funds in structuring issues related to ERISA Title I plan asset and fiduciary rules.
  • Various pension plan clients in the selection hedge fund and private equity fund investments.
  • Various companies in drafting executive compensation arrangements, including long-term incentive plans, stock option plans, restricted stock award programs, and phantom and restricted stock unit plans.
  • Various companies on the implementation of deferred compensation and supplemental executive retirement plans.
  • Various clients on issues relating to qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and welfare plans including: ERISA fiduciary issues; implementation and application of plans; amendments to comply with changes in law and changes in design; compliance with applicable with applicable IRS, DOL, and PBGC rules and regulations including EPCRS analysis; and issues arising in transactional contexts.
  • Various clients on issues concerning ADEA, FMLA, ADA, COBRA, HIPPA and ACA.
  • Various pension plan clients on the selection of private equity fund investments.
  • Various investment funds with respect to structuring issues related to ERISA plan asset and fiduciary rules.
  • Various clients on the implementation of deferred compensation and supplemental executive retirement plans and amend executive compensation arrangements to comply with Section 409A.
  • Various corporate clients with due diligence, drafting and negotiating employee benefits provisions in primary contracts and related agreements.

Pro bono

  • Professional Advisory Council and Legal Adviser - Rett Syndrome Research Trust

Published work

  • Faculty speaker: ALI-ABA audio seminar, “The 25% Exception Under ERISA’s “Plan Assets” Rules: Withdrawals May Deposit Investment Funds Into ERISA Coverage,” March 12, 2009
  • Co-authored article, “Unwitting Violations of ERISA 25 Percent Test,” in Wednesday, Dec 31, 2008 issue of Law360
  • Co-authored article, “ERISA and Severance Pay Arrangements,” in October 2007 issue of Employee Benefit Plan Review
  • Co-authored article, “Has the Supreme Court Said “Yea-tes” to Section 414(q): Revisiting Top Hat Plans in Light of Yates,” in January 7, 2005 issue of Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal