Los Angeles-based Reish Luftman Reicher & Cohen said in a release that Roberts focuses on representing the unique needs of broker/dealers, registered investment advisers (RIAs), and securities firms. In this role, he advocates progressive action with the Department of Labor (DOL) and Congress in areas related to the operation of employee benefits plans (see “DoL Rule Gives More Advice Options’).
Reish Luftman said Roberts will further enhance the firm’s ability to provide specialized and focused counsel to broker/dealers, RIAs, plan providers, and recordkeepers.
Roberts previously led the ERISA Plan and Investment Fiduciary group at Edgerton Weaver in Los Angeles. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Employer Resource Institute’s California Employer Adviser, the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) overseeing Professional and Legislative Issues/Government Relations, the policy board for the Investment Fiduciary Leadership Council (IFLC), and as a co-director of IFLC’s Southern California Fiduciary Roundtable, according to the release.
Roberts can be reached at JasonRoberts@Reish.com or 310.478.5656.