3 November 20222 minute read

DLA Piper adds Jonathan Rose as a partner in the firm’s Employment group

DLA Piper is expanding its Employment practice with the addition of Jonathan Rose as a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Rose focuses his practice advising on matters related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and related employment litigation. He advises plan sponsors and fiduciaries of qualified and non-qualified pension and welfare benefit plans in compliance with a wide range of fiduciary duties required in the administration and investment of plan assets. He has also successfully represented clients in over a hundred government investigations by the Department of Labor, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and the Internal Revenue Service, among others.

He also represents financial advisors, investment funds and service providers on Title I issues involving the structuring and marketing of investment funds. Rose has extensive experience handling litigation in many areas of labor and employment law, including whistleblower claims against government contractors, federal and state wage-and-hour claims, and federal and state discrimination claims.

Rose also regularly advises employers in the negotiation of employment and severance agreements and collective bargaining agreements.

Some of his notable experience includes representing clients in complex ERISA-related class action disputes in US district courts and other complex litigation matters; serving as first-chair counsel for Fortune 500 sponsors in stock drop and retiree health class action cases, as well as executive compensation litigation cases; and negotiating mergers of underfunded plans to avoid the imposition of withdrawal liability and excise taxes on employers through negotiations with the PBGC and IRS.

“An important area for the Employment practice is ERISA and related fiduciary counseling and litigation work, and Jonathan’s background and knowledge will be an important asset for the firm,” said Marc Katz, the US chair of DLA Piper’s Employment practice.