Linda E. Rosenzweig, who serves as Senior Counsel—Benefits and Employment with Keightley & Ashner LLP, has been practicing in the area of employee benefits and employment law for more than 30 years. Linda's broad-based practice covers the entire range of employee benefits matters, including tax and labor issues, fiduciary issues, and multiemployer plan issues. Specifically, she works with clients to amend tax-qualified, non-qualified and welfare plans, to advise on matters in connection with issues arising under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act (MPPAA), COBRA, and HIPAA. She conducts training for in-house staff in charge of plan administration and human resources, and works with clients to achieve compliance for retirement, health and other welfare benefits plans, such as those relating to COBRA and HIPAA. Linda's knowledge and experience also extend to the federal employment discrimination laws, Medicare secondary payer rules, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, she represents employers in administrative proceedings and litigation arising under ERISA and federal employment laws, having handled private litigation (including U.S. Supreme Court and federal court cases) on behalf of employers as well as on behalf of the PBGC's Title IV plan termination program. During her tenure at the PBGC, she served as the Executive Assistant to the General Counsel.
Linda served for several years as the President and thereafter as the Co-President of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Worldwide Employee Benefits ("WEB") Network, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Greater Washington Employer Benefit and Work/Life Survey. She is a Charter Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.
Linda is the 2001 recipient of the American Bar Association's Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Award, which she received for her work as the founder and Director of a Pilot Pension Dispute Resolution Project.
Linda was the Chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Interest Group of the American Bar Association Health Section, and the Section's Liaison to the ABA's Joint Committee on Employee Benefits. In addition, Linda previously served for two terms as the Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA's Tort and Insurance Practice Section. Linda was recognized as a Washington, DC, Super Lawyer every year from 2014 to 2019 in the field of Employee Benefits, was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 list in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, and has consistently had a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 from Martindale. She has been listed as a Recommended Lawyer in Global Counsel 3000.
Linda has published numerous articles and was the author of the COBRA Handbook (Second Edition) and the Pension Answer Book (Fifth Edition). She has spoken nationally on all aspects of employee benefits, including COBRA compliance, fiduciary obligations, compensation of service provider issues, preemption of state laws, age and sex discrimination, and participant communications.
Linda is active in Washington, D.C., metropolitan area community affairs. She is the Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, and has served as the Assistant Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Council for the Aging. In addition, she is on the Executive Committee of the Washington, D.C., Regional Board of the American Jewish Committee. Linda previously served on the Board of Directors and as the Secretary-Treasurer of the now-defunct Washington Chamber Symphony.
Linda attended the University of Rochester, graduating with honors with a B.A. in mathematics and statistics, and the George Washington University National Law Center, graduating with honors with a J.D. and with highest honors with an LL.M. in Labor Law. She is a member of the District of Columbia, New York and Maryland Bars, and the U.S. Supreme Court.