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Zoe S. Moskowitz

Partner

Phone:

323.655.4700

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Areas of Practice

Ms. Moskowitz has been an attorney with Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann and Sommers since 2004, and a partner in its Employee Benefits Department for more than 10 years.  Her practice centers on the representation of multiemployer and single-employer pension and welfare benefit plans.

Professional History

Ms. Moskowitz has extensive experience advising Trustees and administrators with respect to a full range of legal and administrative issues affecting employee benefit plans, including issues of plan design, administration, and interpretation, tax qualification, fiduciary obligations, benefit claims and appeals, dead-lock arbitrations, and compliance with federal and state laws affecting employee benefits plans, including ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, HIPAA, the Pension Protection Act of 2006, the Affordable Care Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.

 

Ms. Moskowitz has broad experience in the preparation of plan documents, summary plan descriptions, participant disclosures, and other communications.  She has represented clients under audit with the Department of Labor and the IRS, has successfully negotiated the correction of qualification failures under the IRS's Voluntary Compliance Program (VCP), and provided advice with respect to the correction of reporting errors to the PBGC. 

 

Ms. Moskowitz is active in the Employee Benefits Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association. She has twice served as a chapter co-chair of the ABA treatise on Employee Benefits Law and has also participated as a contributing author.

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Education and Professional Associations

  • Western New England University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude, Western New England Law Review

  • Connecticut Appellate Court, Judicial Clerk, Chief Judge William J. Lavery 

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

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