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Keightley & Ashner LLP is a boutique employee benefits law firm in Washington, D.C., with extensive, current, and unique expertise in all matters relating to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. The firm's lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience serving in responsible legal positions at the PBGC, including as General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and Assistant General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations. Since its establishment in 2005, the firm routinely has been engaged by major law firms, actuarial consulting firms, investment banking firms, and employers of all sizes, including many Fortune 100 companies, to deal with PBGC-related issues.

Based on their many years of experience, the attorneys at Keightley & Ashner LLP can give you invaluable guidance on how the PBGC is likely to react to a particular situation and on how best to address your PBGC-related issues.  In addition, the firm can assist you in dealing with all other employee benefits matters, including plan design, compliance, and litigation, and helping your company navigate through applicable employee benefit  laws.

The firm also practices in the area of legislative, regulatory, and government relations law.

In 2013, Keightley & Ashner LLP was recognized as a Premium Value Honor Roll law firm in a report issued by The BTI Consulting Group (The BTI Brand Elite: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms 2013).  In 2014, Keightley & Ashner LLP was recognized as a Premium Value Leader in a later report issued by the BTI Consulting Group (BTI Brand Elite 2014: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms).

Keightley & Ashner LLP is committed to providing the highest possible level of service with personalized attention to the unique concerns of each client.

Items of Interest
Article: Section 4062(e) Liability Reformed: A Summary and Analysis of the New Law
Quoted in the Media: Fiduciary Re-Proposal, Fee Disclosures On Deck for 2015; MEPs Wait in the Wings
Quoted in the Media: Multiemployer, 4062(e) Changes Enacted, And Now It’s Time to See How It Shakes Out
Announcement: Harold Ashner named Washington, DC, Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year
Quoted in the Media: Senate Passes Legislation on ERISA 4062(e); Bill May See Action in Lame Duck Session
Article: Section 4062(e) Liability In Transition: Planning For
An Uncertain Future
Quoted in the Media: ERISA Section 4062(e) Bill Approved By Senate Panel Would Change Liability Test
Quoted in the Media: PBGC to Issue Guidance on ERISA 4062(e), Has Decided Not to Re-Propose Regulation
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Puts Reportable Changes Program on Hold
Quoted in the Media: ERISA Accounts Useful for Paying Expenses In Plans, but Have Some Risks

Quoted in the Media: Execs Eagerly Awaiting Guidance from PBGC on Liability Issue

Client Alert: Threat of Federal Tax Liens Looms Over PBGC 4062(e) Downsizing Liability Cases
Announcement: Keightley & Ashner LLP Recognized as Premium Value Leader in 2014 BTI "Brand Elite" Report
Announcement: Harold Ashner and Linda Rosenzweig named 2014 Washington, DC, Super Lawyers
Quoted in the Media: Plan Administrators Face Beneficiary Hurdles After IRS Windsor Guidance, Attorneys Say
Quoted in the Media: Eleventh Circuit Rules Bankruptcy Trustee Has No ERISA Claim for Pension Liability
Quoted in the Media: Pension Advocates Raise Questions About IRS Rulings on Church Plan Status

Quoted in the Media: New PBGC Proposal Facing Stiff Resistance

Quoted in the Media: If High Court Finds DOMA Unconstitutional, Plan Qualification at Stake, Attorney Says

Quoted in the Media: Church Pension Plan Status Being Tested by IRS, Class-Action Lawsuits

Announcement: Keightley & Ashner LLP Recognized in 2013 BTI
“Brand Elite” Report
Announcement: Harold Ashner named 2013 Washington, DC, Super Lawyer

Quoted in the Media: Groups, Practitioners Say PBGC’s Rule on Reportable Events Is a Good Start

Quoted in the Media:  Rochester Diocese Pension Fund Falling Short

Quoted in the Media:  Companies Continue to Feel PBGC's Heat

Article: PBGC Announces 4062(e) Enforcement Pilot Program: Who Will Qualify for Relief?
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Changes 4062(e) Enforcement; Financially Sound Plans Exempt, Agency Says
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Attorney Says Agency Examining 4062(e), Guidance Expected
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Softening Its Stance On 4062(e) Liability, Attorney Says
Announcement: Harold Ashner named 2012 Washington, DC, Super Lawyer
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Enforcing Facility Closure Rule Despite Promise to Revise It, Speakers Say
Quoted in the Media: Restructuring Experts Can Hold Pension Plans' Future In Their Hands
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Launches Temporary Waiver of Unpaid
Premium Penalties
Announcement: Harold Ashner named 2011 Washington, DC, Super Lawyer

Quoted in the Media: $34 Billion Shortfall Estimate Sparks Renewed Talk of Taxpayer Help for PBGC

Article: Planning a Standard TerminationA Checklist for Practitioners
Quoted in the Media: Pensions in Peril Over Church Exemptions
from The New York Times (May 2, 2006, page 1)