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May 1, 2019

New York, May 1, 2019 David Olstein, an ERISA lawyer with an extensive background advising financial institutions, plan sponsors and investment committees on matters relating to the investment of pension plan assets, has joined Stroock’s Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA group as a partner.

David brings substantial experience with respect to the application of ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility provisions, built through matters as varied as representing fund sponsors and managers in connection with the formation and operation of private investment funds, counseling issuers and underwriters in connection with marketing securities to benefit plan investors and advising plan sponsors in connection with the selection of annuity providers.

Following the firm’s addition of noted ERISA partner Austin Lilling, who specializes in executive compensation, David’s move to Stroock marks another moment in the strategic growth of a thriving ERISA practice, noted Jeff Keitelman, the firm’s co-managing partner.

“David is a brilliant Title I ERISA attorney and an ideal complement to our investment management and private funds practice groups,” Jeff said. “His addition will enhance our well-earned reputation as a destination for sophisticated clients seeking pragmatic and often bespoke solutions to complex issues.”

“Stroock is well-known for providing a robust suite of services in the employee benefits field, and the firm also boasts some of the industry’s leading tax, corporate and employment lawyers,” David said. “I’m looking forward to expanding my practice as a member of such an exceptional team.”

David has served for many years on the New York City Bar Association’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Committee, and he is a contributing author to the Bloomberg BNA treatise ERISA Fiduciary Law.

Stroock’s Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and ERISA team advises some of the world’s most significant investment managers on their oversight of public and corporate plan assets, including fund formation and management. We also advise major investment banks, broker-dealers and other market participants with respect to capital market transactions and investment products and services. Employers and senior executives alike look to our team for counsel on the design, implementation and administration of cutting-edge compensation and benefits programs for key personnel, and we care-fully handle tax, ERISA and securities issues related to benefits and compensation arrangements in M&A, investment fund, financial restructuring, real estate, and other commercial transactions.

Stroock provides strategic transactional, regulatory and litigation advice to advance the business objectives of leading financial institutions, multinational corporations and entrepreneurial businesses in the U.S. and globally.  With a rich history dating back 140 years, the firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C. For more, visit