Linda E. Rosenzweig
Senior Counsel—Benefits and Employment
Linda conducts training for in-house staff in charge of plan administration and human resources on various subjects, including EEO issues, fiduciary responsibility, COBRA administration and HIPAA.
Linda 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 represented the agency in significant litigation matters and thereafter became the Executive Assistant to the General Counsel, handling sensitive legal matters and serving as liaison between the agency, Congress, and other federal government agencies.
Linda served for several years as the President of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Worldwide Employee Benefits ("WEB") Network. She is a Charter Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.
She co-edited "OFCCP and the Federal Contract Compliance (Copus and Rosenzweig, editors, PLI, 1981); co-authored the Fifth edition of the Pension Answer Book (Panel Publishers, 1989); and authored the COBRA Handbook (Second Edition, Panel Publishers, November 1995).
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 a 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 served as Senior Counsel-Benefits and Employment at Keightley & Ashner LLP, the nation's premier PBGC-focused law firm, from 2009 until she joined The Wagner Law Group with the Keightley & Ashner team in January 2022. Before joining Keightley & Ashner, Linda was with several major law firms where her practice covered a broad range of labor, employment, and employee benefits issues, and was also with PBGC and NLRB.
- University of Rochester – B.A. in mathematics and statistics with honors
- George Washington University National Law Center – J.D. with highest honors and and LL.M. in Labor Law. S
- New York
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Nine Attorneys from Wagner Law Group to be Recognized in 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© – EIN Newswire, August 18, 2022
- Retirement Industry People Moves – PLANSPONSOR, January 14, 2022 (PDF)
- COBRA Handbook (Second Edition)
- Pension Answer Book (Fifth Edition)
- OFCCP and the Federal Contract Compliance (Copus and Rosenzweig, editors, PLI, 1981)
Linda 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.
- Olney Theatre Center for the Arts – Chair of the Board of Trustees
- Washington, D.C. Regional Board of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) – President
- Jewish Council for the Aging – Trustee; Former member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors
- Washington Chamber Symphony – Secretary-Treasurer, Former member of the Board of Directors