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Keightley & Ashner LLP is a nationally-recognized boutique law firm practicing in a broad range of areas relating to employee benefits and employment law. The firm's practice areas include:

 
   

Employee Benefits
o Retirement, Health, and Welfare Plan Design and Compliance
o Merger and Acquisition Issues
o Multiemployer Plan Disputes
o Bankruptcy Issues
o Executive Compensation
o Government Audits and Investigations
o Litigation Matters

 
All Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Matters
 
Human Resources Administration, Compliance, and Litigation
 
Legislative, Regulatory, and Government Relations Law
   
  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 a variety of issues.
   
 

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).  In 2015, Keightley & Ashner LLP was named the USA “Law Firm of the Year” in the “Employee Benefits” category as part of the “ACQ Law Awards 2014.” Also in 2015, Keightley & Ashner LLP was named the Washington, DC, “Law Firm of the Year” in the “Employee Benefits” category as part of the “2015 Global Awards Guide."

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

Announcement: Keightley & Ashner LLP named Washington, DC, Employee Benefits Law Firm of the Year

Announcement: Harold Ashner Named USA Lawyer of the Year for Employee Benefits
Quoted in the Media: IRS's W. Thomas Reeder to Be Nominated To Lead PBGC; Potential Pick Lauded
Announcement: Keightley & Ashner LLP Named USA Law Firm of the Year for Employee Benefits
Announcement: Harold Ashner and Linda Rosenzweig named 2015 Washington, DC, Super Lawyers
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)