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
Tristan Brown Simpson Thacher Palo Alto
Steven G. Eckhaus McDermott New York
Stephen W. Fackler Gibson Dunn Palo Alto
Robert C. Fleder Paul, Weiss New York
Gary M. Ford Groom Law Group, Chartered Washington
Thomas S. Gigot Groom Law Group, Chartered Washington
Paul M. Hamburger Proskauer Washington
Eric W. Hilfers Cravath New York
D. Ward Kallstrom Seyfarth Shaw San Francisco
David N. Levine Groom Law Group, Chartered Washington
Robert Newman Covington & Burling Washington
Kevin O’Brien Ivins Phillips Washington
Paul J. Ondrasik Jr. Steptoe Washington
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
Charles R. Smith K&L Gates Pittsburgh
René E. Thorne Jackson Lewis New Orleans