People: Nanette B. Zamost, Partner

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Nanette B. Zamost

Partner

Los Angeles - Century City
Direct: (310) 201-5238
Fax: (310) 201-5219
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Ms. Zamost is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Ms. Zamost’s practice focuses on advising clients on compliance and administration of pension and welfare plans, primarily in the multiemployer area. She has extensive experience with all issues relating to these plans, including plan design and operation, fiduciary responsibilities, contractual relationships with service providers, benefit claims, plan investments and funding, prohibited transactions, plan mergers and asset transfers,  and all aspects of compliance with federal and state laws, including PPA, PPACA, HIPAA/HITECH, and COBRA. She has also represented plans in connection with DOL, IRS, and CMS audits and investigations, and other dealings with government agencies concerning plan funding issues. 

In addition, Ms. Zamost is an experienced ERISA litigator, and has represented benefit plans and fiduciaries in a wide range of litigation matters, including complex cases involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, withdrawal liability, phantom stock and stock option plans, claims for benefits from pension and welfare plans, actions involving service providers, and also in arbitrations involving deadlocked motions of boards of trustees. Ms. Zamost also advises employers in collective bargaining over employee benefits and plan-related issues, and  has advised groups of trust fund trustees with respect to specific questions upon which they needed individual representation.

Ms. Zamost is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Ms. Zamost’s practice focuses on advising clients on compliance and administration of pension and welfare plans, primarily in the multiemployer area. She has extensive experience with all issues relating to these plans, including plan design and operation, fiduciary responsibilities, contractual relationships with service providers, benefit claims, plan investments and funding, prohibited transactions, plan mergers and asset transfers,  and all aspects of compliance with federal and state laws, including PPA, PPACA, HIPAA/HITECH, and COBRA. She has also represented plans in connection with DOL, IRS, and CMS audits and investigations, and other dealings with government agencies concerning plan funding issues. 

In addition, Ms. Zamost is an experienced ERISA litigator, and has represented benefit plans and fiduciaries in a wide range of litigation matters, including complex cases involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, withdrawal liability, phantom stock and stock option plans, claims for benefits from pension and welfare plans, actions involving service providers, and also in arbitrations involving deadlocked motions of boards of trustees. Ms. Zamost also advises employers in collective bargaining over employee benefits and plan-related issues, and  has advised groups of trust fund trustees with respect to specific questions upon which they needed individual representation.

Education

  • J.D., University of Southern California (1983)

  • B.A., Yale University (1978)

Admissions

  • California

Affiliations

  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Publications

  • Contributed the ERISA chapters for Federal Employment Laws and Regulations (FELAR) 2002 edition, and annual updates
  • “What to Do With Post-Death QDROs,” International Foundation Benefits & Compensation Digest (September 2006)
  • “Health Benefit Exchanges and Multiemployer Plans-- Can They Exist in Harmony?” International Foundation Benefits & Compensation Digest (February 2012)