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ERISA: The Evolving World 2014

Author(s): Andrew L. Oringer, Andrew L. Gaines
Practice Area: Employee Benefits, Employment, Tax
Published: Aug 2014
PLI Item #: 51572
CHB Spine #: D415

Andrew L. Oringer is a partner and the co-chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group at Dechert LLP.  He is the Emerging Issues Coordinator of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation, and former co-chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar Association.  He also is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Attorney Professionalism.  Mr. Oringer is on the Advisory Board for the Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal and the Practical Law Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Advisory Board, is an adjunct professor at the Maurice A. Deane Law School at Hofstra University, is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and is a Senior Fellow from Practice for the Regulatory Compliance Association.  Mr. Oringer is a frequent writer and speaker on matters relating to employee benefits and executive compensation, has contributed a chapter to a leading treatise on the taxation of nonqualified deferred compensation and is co-editor of a leading treatise on ERISA's fiduciary provisions.  He is highly rated by a number of key ranking organizations, and has been repeatedly included in a widely disseminated list of the Top 100 lawyers in New York City across all practice areas.

Andrew L. Gaines is a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group.


Andrew advises employers on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefit plans and their treatment in corporate transactions and in bankruptcy. He counsels investment fund sponsors on ERISA issues associated with the formation of private investment funds and the structuring of underlying investments. Andrew also frequently counsels large institutional pension investors on fiduciary issues arising in connection with investing in private investment funds. He also represents employers and executives in the negotiation of employment and severance agreements.

Andrew has been recognized as a “leading individual” in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation by Chambers USA for the past four consecutive years, with Chambers calling him “responsive, pragmatic.” He also has been recognized by The Legal 500 USA and by the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook.

Andrew is a frequent writer and lecturer on executive compensation and employee benefits topics.


Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, 1986
B.A., Hobart & William Smith College, 1983


Chambers USA
The Legal 500
PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook