The national law firm Alston & Bird LLP today announced that Jonathan Rose, a prominent legal practitioner in the area of ERISA litigation and counseling, has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. With 20 years of experience in ERISA related matters, Mr. Rose’s clients include multi-employer funds, real estate investment managers and plan sponsors. He joins the firm’s ERISA Litigation practice, which is one of the most highly regarded ERISA practices in the country.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Rose served four years as an attorney in the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC) Office of General Counsel, where he handled the PBGC’s special litigation projects involving unique legal issues and difficult law enforcement cases. He gained further experience at the PBGC handling ERISA issues relating to bankruptcy liquidations and reorganizations.
“Jonathan Rose brings to Alston & Bird, an extraordinary depth and breadth of experience in ERISA litigation and related issues, with special insights into the federal regulatory agencies overseeing such matters,” noted Managing Partner Richard Hays. “His background with the PGGC is a particularly noteworthy aspect of his legal career. We are extremely pleased to welcome him to the firm.”
About Jonathan Rose
Jonathan Rose’s practice is focused on the representation of plan sponsors and fiduciaries involved in ERISA, and related employment litigation. In addition, Mr. Rose advises plan sponsors and fiduciaries of qualified and non-qualified pension and welfare benefit plans on compliance with the wide range of fiduciary duties required in the administration and investment of plan assets, including the prudent selection and oversight of investment and other service providers, disclosure obligations, and prohibited transaction issues. Mr. Rose also advises plan sponsors and fiduciaries on issues involving plan design and maintenance of tax qualified status. In addition, Mr. Rose has extensive experience handling litigation in many areas of labor and employment law, including whistle blower claims against government contractors, federal and state discrimination claims and federal and state wage and hour claims. Mr. Rose also regularly assists employers in the negotiation of employment and severance agreements, and also provides advice in negotiating as well as employee benefit issues for collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Rose also has significant experience representing large financial institutions in providing fiduciary advice, and representing them in their fiduciary capacity in litigation involving trust administration and investment related issues.
Mr. Rose received his J.D. from Catholic University of America School of Law and his B.A. from Western Maryland College.