Deborah G. West

Deborah G. West: Attorney with Keightley & Ashner LLP
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  • One Metro Center, 700 12th Street N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005
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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: Senior Assistant General Counsel for ERISA and Bankruptcy Matters (1996 to 2005); Assistant General Counsel (1987 to 1996); Deputy Assistant General Counsel (1986 to 1987); Staff Attorney (1979 to 1986). Author: 'Start preparing for increased reporting to PBGC' (with Harold J. Ashner), Employee Benefit News Legal Alert, January 8, 2010; 'Distressed Employers Facing Skyrocketing Pension Contributions: A Non-Bankruptcy Solution (with Harold J. Ashner), Journal of Pension Benefits (Winter 2010) (Aspen Publishers); 'A Non-Bankruptcy Solution for Resolving Unaffordable Pension Liabilities' (with Harold J. Ashner), Employee Benefit News Legal Alert, March 5, 2010.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • PBGC Matters
  • Bankruptcy
  • Pension Plans
  • Employee Benefits

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-558-5150  Phone
University Attended:
Berry College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1976
Law School Attended:
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1981, District of Columbia; 1979, California
American Bar Association (Member, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Section of Labor and Employment Law, and Section of Taxation).
Reported Cases:
PBGC v. WHX Corp., 30 E.B.C. 2567 (S.D.N.Y. 2003); Burstein v. Retirement Plan, Allegheny Health, 2002 WL 31319407 (E.D. Pa. 2002), aff'd, 334 F.3d 365 (3d Cir. 2003); PBGC v. Haberbush, 2000 WL 33362003 (C.D. Cal. 2000); PBGC v. East Dayton Tool & Die Co., 14 F.3d 1122 (6th Cir. 1994) (argued); PBGC v. JDI Industries, Inc., 887 F.Supp. 151 (W.D. Mich. 1994); In re Pan American World Airways, 777 F.Supp. 1179 (S.D.N.Y. 1991), aff'd, 970 F.2d 896 (2d Cir. 1992); Rosa v. Resolution Trust Corp., 938 F.2d 383 (3d Cir. 1991) (argued); PBGC v. American Shelter Industries, 821 F. Supp. (M.D. Fla. 1993); In re: Resol Mfg. Co., 110 B.R. 858 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 1990).

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