Robert C. Fleder - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Robert C. Fleder

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1987
Phone: 212-373-3107

Additional Information


Rob has extensive and sophisticated experience in the legal, accounting, actuarial and human resource issues connected with the implementation and operation of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements.  In numerous merger and acquisition transactions, he has addressed the issues that arise in connection with the assumption of (or failure to assume) benefit plans and other employee obligations. His major transactions include representation of the airline pilots who led the successful multi-billion dollar effort to have employees acquire a majority stake in United Airlines through an ESOP.

Rob has been involved in defending and settling significant ERISA fiduciary claims involving private plaintiffs and the Department of Labor. Additionally, he has done much work in advising on ERISA fiduciary matters for investment funds and plan fiduciaries. Corporate bankruptcies often require major support on benefits and executive compensation, and Rob has significant experience with PBGC, the federal agency that insures underfunded pensions when a plan sponsor fails, and dealing with multiemployer pension plan withdrawal liability.

Client Comments

"Mr. Fleder is without question the "Dean of the Bar" in his practice area globally. Period. There is no other lawyer in his practice area that has the depth and breadth of experience, his creativity, his total understanding of the law, and an ability to communicate the same to his client. His client commitment, integrity, and loyalty are also without peer."

-Michael Psaros
KPS Special Situations Fund

Office Location

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
United States

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law