- Employee Benefits
- Technology and Telecom
|University ||State University of New York at Albany, B.S., magna cum laude, 1982; State University of New York at Albany, M.B.A., with Honors, 1985|
|Law School||University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall, J.D., 1997|
|Admitted||1998, California; 2005, New York|
Professional Associations and Activities
•American Bar Association
•American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries
•Bay Area Chapter of the National Institute of Pension Administrators, Former Vice President and Treasurer
•National Institute of Pension Administrators
Keith Dropkin is a Shareholder in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mr. Dropkin counsels clients regarding various benefit issues including fiduciary duty obligations, corrections under the DOL and IRS compliance programs, the drafting and design of pension and welfare benefit plans, payroll taxes and those issues arising in mergers and acquisitions. He has represented clients ranging from self-employed individuals to Fortune Top 50 companies. Mr. Dropkin speaks and writes regularly about employee benefits and has been a contributing author for the treatise Employee Benefits Law, published by the Bureau of National Affairs.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2004, Mr. Dropkin was an attorney from 1998 to 2004 at a California law firm specializing in employee benefits law. Before practicing law, Mr. Dropkin was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. He is blessed with (and outnumbered by) a wonderful wife and two daughters.
•Employee Benefits Law (Supplements), 2002-05 ed. (Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2002) [Contributing Author]
Benefits Law Advisor
Asset Purchasers Face Increased Exposure for the Multiemployer Pension Debts of Sellers
September 29, 2015
Both buyers and sellers in asset sale transactions should be cognizant of the ongoing erosion of the common law rule that the purchaser is not responsible for the seller's liabilities absent a contractual assumption of such liabilities, as evidenced by a recent Ninth Circuit case finding that the theory of successor liability may be used
By Keith A. Dropkin, Robert R. Perry and Steven D. Baderian
October 24, 2014
2015 Cost of Living Adjustments for Retirement Plans
October 24, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced its cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for retirement plans and Social Security generally effective for Tax Year 2015 (see IR-2014-99). Most notably, the limitation on annual salary deferrals into a 401(k) plan will increase from $17,500 to $18,000. The dollar...
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