Deals and People

Wagner Law Group Adds ERISA Specialist

Stephen Rosenberg, an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and labor law litigator, has joined The Wagner Law Group.

By Matthew Miselis editors@assetinternational.com | July 22, 2014

Rosenberg joins the firm as “of counsel,” a title given to an attorney who has a relationship with a law firm or other organization but is not an associate or a partner. Rosenberg has extensive experience as an ERISA lawyer, the firm says, and has litigated a wide range of denial of benefit, breach of fiduciary duty, and class action cases related to retirement plans. He has also represented and advised company benefit plans on operational issues impacting participants, plan sponsors and plan advisers.

Rosenberg will be joined at Wagner Law Group by his associate, Caroline Fiore, with whom he has had a multi-decade working relationship. Fiore is a commercial and regulatory lawyer with a background in administrative law, commercial litigation, insurance, class action, employee benefits and ERISA disputes. She has extensive experience working on cases involving breach of fiduciary duty and denial of benefit claims under ERISAincluding claims under 401(k), employee stock ownership and disability plans.

Rosenberg and Fiore will work closely with David Gabor, who was named a new partner at the firm, effective August 1. As partner, Gabor will be called on to head the firm’s employment and labor law department, as well as the litigation department. Gabor, who formerly held an of counsel role with the firm, has long-term experience representing clients in litigation, negotiating and drafting benefits contracts, and handling compliance issues.

Marcia Wagner, managing director of The Wagner Law Group, says the new hires are meant to bring “a complimentary set of extremely strong skills in employment law, human resources, counseling clients and litigation” to the firm.

More information on The Wagner Law Group is available here.