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Announcement: In Remembrance, Bill Beyer
Announcement: Jim Keightley and Harold Ashner named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 list in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.
Announcement: Harold Ashner and Linda Rosenzweig named 2018 Washington, DC, Super Lawyers
Quoted in the Media: Government Shutdown Wouldn't Hinder Pension Insurer
Article: Mediation of PBGC Disputes: A New and Welcome Option
Announcement: Harold Ashner named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 list in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.
Quoted in the Media: Trump's PBGC to Look at New Arbitration Rules
Quoted in the Media: Credit Quality Declines Won't Trigger Pension Insurer Review
Quoted in the Media: Financial Adviser Alert: Pension Insurer Wants Your Expertise
Announcement: Harold Ashner and Linda Rosenzweig named 2017 Washington, DC, Super Lawyers
Quoted in the Media: Fate of Hospital Pensions Rests With Supreme Court
Article: PBGC Expands Scope of Early Warning Program
Quoted in the Media: PBGC’s Guidance Ruffling Feathers of Sponsors on Early Warning Program
Announcement: Harold Ashner named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 list in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.
Announcement: Harold Ashner named recipient of Corporate LiveWire Global Award 2016 in Employee Benefits for Washington, DC
Announcement: Harold Ashner and Linda Rosenzweig named 2016 Washington, DC, Super Lawyers
Quoted in the Media: De-Risking and Rescue Plan Petitions Expected to Rise
Quoted in the Media: Despite Systemic Problems at PBGC, Advocate Optimistic About Agency Change
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Issues Reportable Events Final Rule Designed to Uncover Most At-Risk Plans
Announcement: Harold Ashner named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 list in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.
Announcement: Keightley & Ashner LLP named 2015 USA Law Firm of the Year for Employee Benefits
Announcement: Keightley & Ashner LLP named 2015 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 2014 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
Quoted in the Media:  PBGC Opposes Termination of American Airlines Pension Plans
Quoted in the Media:  Workers Fight Switch to Church Pension Plans
Article: PBGC Extends Interim Reporting Relief to 2012 Plan Years
Quoted in the Media:

ERISA Pension Protections Avoided Through Church Affiliation

Quoted in the Media:

Employer Groups Ask PBGC to Cease Enforcement of 4062(e) Proposed Rule

Article: Healthcare Employers With Unaffordable Pension Plans: A Non-Bankruptcy Solution
Article: PBGC Provides Limited Relief Regarding Premium Penalties/Premium Elections
Client Alert: PBGC Issues First Appeals Decision on Downsizing Liability
Quoted in the Media: Corporate Transactions Can Trigger Liability Under PBGC Regulations, Practitioner Says
Announcement: Harold Ashner named 2011 Washington, DC, Super Lawyer
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Intends to Develop New Version of Proposed Rule on Reportable Events
Anouncement: Jim Keightley testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee
Quoted in the Media: Benefit Practitioners Suggest Candidates For President's Regulatory Review Initiative
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Says It Will Forgo Rulemaking Related to the Timing of Annuity Purchases
Article: Stealth Liability Lurks for Employers with Ongoing Pension Plans Who Downsize or Sell Businesses
Quoted in the Media:

PBGC Proposes Clarifying Downsizing Liability Rule

Presentation: Researching PBGC Issues: The Basics and Beyond
Presentation: Dealing with PBGC: A Practical Guide
Quoted in the Media: Senators 'Express Concern' to PBGC About Rejecting Certain Premium Filings
Quoted in the Media:  $34 Billion Shortfall Estimate Sparks Renewed Talk of Taxpayer Help for PBGC
Quoted in the Media: 

PBGC Seeing Increase in Litigation Against Agency by Participants, Official Says

Quoted in the Media: Plan Sponsors Make Many Mistakes In Premium Filings, PBGC Speaker Says
Quoted in the Media: Immediate and Long-Term Deadlines Face Both Employers, Health Plans Under Reform
Article: A Non-Bankruptcy Solution for Resolving Unaffordable Pension Liabilities
Announcement: Harold Ashner named 2010 Washington, DC, Super Lawyer
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Reportable Events Rule Would Interfere With Credit Marketplace, Commenters Say
Article: Start Preparing for Increased Reporting to PBGC
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Plays a Stronger Hand in Economy Weakened by Frequent Bankruptcies
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Proposes to Eliminate 'Most' Automatic Waivers and Filing Extensions
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Rules for Standard Terminations Leave Questions for Future Guidance, Speaker Says
Client Alert: Distressed Employers Facing Skyrocketing Pension Contributions: A Non-Bankruptcy Solution
Quoted in the Media: Experts Offer Tips on What PBGC Needs
Quoted in the Media: Bill Takes PBGC Chief out of the Hiring Loop
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Developing Proposed Regulation On Downsizing Liability Section of ERISA
Article:

Small Plans with Missed Quarterlies: PBGC Drops Reporting Waiver

Article:

Small Plans with End-of-Year Valuation Dates: PBGC Premium Deadline Looms

Announcement: Harold Ashner named 2009 Washington, DC, Super Lawyer
Quoted in the Media: Attorneys Discuss Effect Kennedy Decision Might Have on Drafting of Plan Documents
Client Alert: Downsizing Employers with Ongoing Pension Plans May Face an Immediate and Significant PBGC Liability
Article: Planning a Standard TerminationA Checklist for Practitioners
Article: PBGC Issues PPA Guidance on Applying Minimum Lump Sum Changes in Standard Terminations
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Hangs Hat on Investment Policy as Strategy to Survive Market Turmoil
Presentation: Working with the PBGC—A Practical Business Guide for Consultants
Article: Surprise—You Just Missed a PBGC Reporting Deadline!
Article: Beware of PBGC "Downsizing Liability"!
Article: PBGC Implements Variable-Rate Premium Changes
Article: Analysis of PBGC's Final Rule Implementing Variable-Rate Premium Changes
Article: PBGC Senior Legal Advisor Stan Hecht Joins Keightley & Ashner
Announcement: Harold Ashner named 2008 Washington, DC, Super Lawyer
Quoted in the Media: PBGC Announces New Investment Policy
Presentation: Researching PBGC Issues: The Basics and Beyond
Quoted in the Media: Investment Policy on PBGC's Agenda; Practitioners Call for More Aggressive Mix
Article: PBGC Implements Flat-Rate Premium Increase, Termination Premium, and Small Employer VRP Cap
Article: PBGC Issues PPA Transitional Guidance: Minimum Lump Sums
and Standard Terminations
Presentation: A Practical Guide to Dealing with PBGC Issues
Quoted in the Media: Practitioners Call for Careful Implementation To Avoid Standard
Termination Timing Traps
Article: Analysis of PBGC's Proposed Variable-Rate Premium Changes
Article: PBGC Issues Guidance on Premium Penalty Waivers: Practitioners Beware!
Article: PBGC Reportable Events: Traps for the Unwary
Article: PPA Lump Sum Amendments in Standard Terminations: Watch Out!
Article: PBGC’s Final Rule on Liability for Facility Shutdowns Affects Downsizing Employers
Article: PBGC Mandates Premium E-Filing
Presentation: Understanding the PBGC’s Role in Corporate Transactions
Quoted in the Media: Pensions in Peril Over Church Exemptions from The New York Times (May 2, 2006, page 1)
Quoted in the Media: US Pension Reform Set to Miss Deadline
Presentation: Practical Pointers on PBGC Premiums
Presentation: Update on PBGC Legislative and Regulatory Activity
Quoted in the Media:  Funding Reform Warning
Comment: PBGC Liability Assumptions
Article: Dealing with the PBGC
Article: Pensions, Bankruptcy, and the PBGC
Article: PBGC Updates its “Termination Liability” Mortality Assumptions  
Article: PBGC Proposes to Update its Mortality Assumptions
Article: PBGC Moves Toward Mandatory E-Filing With New Regulations
Article:

PBGC Proposes Alternative Liability Calculation for Facility Shutdown