Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Dechert LLP announced today that Andrew L. Oringer has joined the firm as a partner in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group and will be resident in New York. Oringer was previously a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP, where he led the ERISA and executive compensation practice in New York.
“Andrew is a terrific lawyer with tremendous energy and we believe he will be a very valuable addition to the firm,” said David F. Jones, Chair of Dechert’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group. “Dechert has a premier investment management practice, and our clients consistently face fiduciary issues that arise in connection with investments made by employee benefit plans. Andrew will be assuming a key leadership role for our national fiduciary practice, and will also play a critical role in our broader New York and national benefits and compensation practices."
Oringer advises on issues regarding a wide range of employee benefits issues, including those relating to pension and welfare plan design and compliance, benefits in the context of M&A transactions and public offerings; equity-based compensation and other executive compensation, employment agreements, the design and implementation of investment funds and products marketed to employee benefit plans, fiduciary issues for securitization transactions, “plan assets” issues, and fiduciary issues generally. He is a frequent author and speaker regarding a wide range of ERISA and executive compensation issues.
“I am extremely excited about this opportunity to help Dechert build on the extraordinary platform the firm has established. Dechert is committed to continuing to develop its benefits and compensation practice here in the New York market and across the country, and I look forward to the challenge of helping with those efforts,” Oringer said.
A graduate of Hofstra University School of Law (J.D. with Distinction, 1984), Adelphi University School of Business (M.B.A., 1984) and Duke University (A.B. with Distinction in Economics, 1980), Oringer is a member of the New York Bar. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra. He has served since 2006 as Co-Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association and as a member of the Tax Section's Executive Committee, and is the Emerging Issues Coordinator for the Employee Benefits Committee of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association (having previously served since 2008 as Chair of the Committee's Fiduciary/Investments Subcommittee).
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