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Richard Swartz





rms [at] ssdslaw [dot] com


Areas of Practice

Richard Swartz has been an attorney with Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann and Sommers since 2006. Mr. Swartz consults with ERISA plan trustees and other plan sponsors on the fiduciary, reporting, and disclosure requirements of ERISA, including issues related to prohibited transactions, the oversight of investments, retention of investment managers, and fair processes for benefit claims. In addition, he advises employee benefit plans and other tax-exempt organizations on matters related to taxation, including the provision of tax-favored benefits and the maintenance of tax-exempt status.

Professional History

Mr. Swartz has represented employee benefit plans and labor unions in matters including multiemployer pension plan mergers, the establishment and operation of a self-insured group health plan, negotiation and management of multimillion-dollar insurance and service contracts, the prosecution, defense, and settlement of claims for multiemployer pension plan withdrawal liability, and the establishment and administration of voluntary retirement benefit programs for public-sector employees.


Mr. Swartz has been active in the Employee Benefits Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association. Before joining the firm, he pursued graduate work in Classics and worked as the copyeditor at Transition Magazine.

  • University of California at Berkeley School of Law

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation

  • Employee Benefits Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association


Education and Professional Associations

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