Harold J. Ashner

Harold J. Ashner: Attorney with Keightley & Ashner LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Keightley & Ashner LLP (5 Attorneys)
  • One Metro Center, 700 12th Street N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005
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  • Harold Ashner is a partner with Keightley & Ashner LLP. He previously served as the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's Assistant General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations. Since leaving PBGC in early 2005 to establish Keightley & Ashner LLP, he routinely has been engaged by major law firms, actuarial consulting firms, investment banking firms, and employers of all sizes, including many Fortune 100 companies, to deal with PBGC-related issues.
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Biography

Partner, Keightley & Ashner LLP (2005—); Attorney, Senior Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, and Assistant General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1984-2005; Fellow (2001—), Member of Board of Governors (2008—2014), and Officer (2011—2014) of American College of Employee Benefits Counsel; Member, 2006—, Advisory Board, Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits, John Marshall Law School; appointed in 2002 as Senior Fellow of Council for Excellence in Government.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • PBGC Matters
  • ERISA
  • Bankruptcy
  • Pension Plans
  • Employee Benefits
  • Defined Benefit Plan Funding
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-558-5150  Phone
703-626-3433  Cell Phone
www.keightleyashner.com
University Attended:
State University of New York at Albany, B.A., 1972
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
1976
Admission:
2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1984, District of Columbia; 1976, New York
Memberships:
American Bar Association (Vice-Chair, 2006-2008, Co-Chair, 2008-2009 Chair, 2009—2013, and Vice-Chair, 2014—, Plan Transactions and Terminations Committee, Employee Benefit Plans and Other Compensation Arrangements Group, Section of Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law; Vice-Chair, 2008-2009 and Co-Chair, 2009—2013, Subcommittee on Defined Benefit Plans, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Taxation; PBGC Liaison, 2013—, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Taxation; Co-Chair, Corporate Plan Terminations & Benefit Insurance Subcommittee, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, 2006—; Chair, Bankruptcy Subcommittee, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee, Section of Business Law, 2011—).
ISLN:
909362865

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (19 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Other Legal Professional on 08/01/12 in Pension Plans

    Mr. Ashner is the nation's expert on the rules and regulations of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) based on many years working for the PBGC and handling many cases with the PBGC. Because he specializes in only PBGC work, he can combin... Read more

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    Mr. Ashner is the nation's expert on the rules and regulations of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) based on many years working for the PBGC and handling many cases with the PBGC. Because he specializes in only PBGC work, he can combine his considerably legal abilities with a deep understanding of client problems and PBGC thinking. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 08/09/12 in ERISA

    Harold Ashner is one of the leading national experts with respect to defined benefit pension plan issues involving the PBGC and Title IV of ERISA. He combines a detailed knowledge of the law with a deep understanding the agency and the practical opt... Read more

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    Harold Ashner is one of the leading national experts with respect to defined benefit pension plan issues involving the PBGC and Title IV of ERISA. He combines a detailed knowledge of the law with a deep understanding the agency and the practical options available to employers for addressing Title IV issues with respect to their penion plans. Read less

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