ERISA Attorney Joins Crowell & Moring

Crowell & Moring LLP has made Seth T. Perretta a partner for the firm's Corporate, Labor & Employment, and Health Care groups in the Washington, D.C. office.

Perretta will spearhead the firm’s work on critical employee benefits issues, with a focus on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), executive compensation, related federal tax matters and issues for employee health benefit plans under the federal health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). He joins the firm from Davis & Harman LLP.

According to the firm, Perretta’s practice encompasses qualified retirement and pension plans, executive compensation arrangements, federal income and employment taxes, and health and welfare benefit plans, including with respect to PPACA. Perretta represents employers, financial institutions, insurance companies, trade associations, and public policy organizations on a wide range of policy, planning, and technical compliance matters.

He counsels clients on all aspects of employee benefit plans, including plan design, related trust and financing issues, and various issues arising under ERISA, such as plan terminations, fiduciary liability, and the rules regarding prohibited transactions.