Lawdragon’s Guide to The Most Powerful Employment Lawyers also features 20 top practitioners in the area of Employee Benefits and ERISA, presented below.

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Name Law Firm Location
Gregory C. Braden Morgan Lewis Washington, D.C.
Steven G. Eckhaus McDermott Will New York
Stephen W. Fackler Gibson Dunn Palo Alto
Robert C. Fleder Paul, Weiss New York
Gary M. Ford Groom Law Group, Chartered Washington, D.C.
Thomas S. Gigot Groom Law Group, Chartered Washington, D.C.
Paul M. Hamburger Proskauer Washington, D.C.
Eric W. Hilfers Cravath New York
D. Ward Kallstrom Seyfarth Shaw San Francisco
John F. McGuiness Groom Law Group, Chartered Washington, D.C.
Robert Newman Covington & Burling Washington, D.C.
Kevin O’Brien Ivins Phillips Washington, D.C.
Paul J. Ondrasik Jr. Steptoe Washington, D.C.
Nicholas J. Pappas Weil New York
Andrea S. Rattner Proskauer New York
Myron D. Rumeld Proskauer New York
Howard Shapiro Proskauer New Orleans
Richard C. Shea Covington & Burling Washington, D.C.
Charles R. Smith K&L Gates Pittsburgh
René E. Thorne Jackson Lewis New Orleans