People: Fredric S. Singerman, Partner

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Fredric S. Singerman

Partner

Washington, D.C.
Direct: (202) 828-3585
Fax: (202) 828-5393
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Mr. Singerman’s practice includes all aspects of retirement and welfare plan design, establishment, amendment and termination. He is very familiar with the issues arising under cash balance, pension, equity and other sophisticated qualified plan designs. Mr. Singerman also counsels clients on the difficult employee benefit issues that arise in connection with reductions-in-force, corporate restructuring and acquisition transactions, outsourcing and curtailment of benefits. He frequently represents clients in matters before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

A significant component of Mr. Singerman’s practice consists of advising publicly traded and private corporations on equity compensation plans, non-qualified retirement plans and executive compensation issues, including stock option plans, SERPs and deferred compensation agreements.

Mr. Singerman also advises on fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. He has filed amicus briefs on behalf of various employer groups, including the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Information Technology Association of America, and has served as an expert witness in ERISA litigation.

Mr. Singerman has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating of "AV Preeminent" and is recognized in The 2012 Top Rated Lawyers Annual Guide to Labor & Employment Law published in The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel.

Mr. Singerman’s practice includes all aspects of retirement and welfare plan design, establishment, amendment and termination. He is very familiar with the issues arising under cash balance, pension, equity and other sophisticated qualified plan designs. Mr. Singerman also counsels clients on the difficult employee benefit issues that arise in connection with reductions-in-force, corporate restructuring and acquisition transactions, outsourcing and curtailment of benefits. He frequently represents clients in matters before the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

A significant component of Mr. Singerman’s practice consists of advising publicly traded and private corporations on equity compensation plans, non-qualified retirement plans and executive compensation issues, including stock option plans, SERPs and deferred compensation agreements.

Mr. Singerman also advises on fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. He has filed amicus briefs on behalf of various employer groups, including the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Information Technology Association of America, and has served as an expert witness in ERISA litigation.

Mr. Singerman has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating of "AV Preeminent" and is recognized in The 2012 Top Rated Lawyers Annual Guide to Labor & Employment Law published in The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel.

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School (1982)
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati (1979)
    magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Tax Section, Employee Benefits Committee)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (Employee Benefits Committee)

 

Presentations

  • “Employee Benefits,” Annual Conference of the American Staffing Association (2009)
  • “Employee Benefits,” Annual Conference of the American Staffing Association (2009)
  • “Employer Securities Litigation,” Employee Benefits Committee of the Labor Section of the American Bar Association (2004)
  • “Defined Benefit Roundtable,” Annual Conference of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (2004)
  • “Microsoft and the Alternate Workforce,” Information Technology Association of America (1999)
  • “Nondiscrimination Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions,” Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (1999)

 

Publications

Accolades

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating of "AV Preeminent"