Lori Waichman is an Associate in the Firm’s employee benefit practice. Ms. Waichman has assisted in various aspects of plan design and compliance including drafting amendments to ensure compliance with governing legislation and regulations, incorporation of plan documents for merged plans, advising and litigating fiduciary duty claims, and reviewing qualified domestic relation orders. Ms. Waichman additionally provides services to the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP), including drafting comments on proposed legislation and regulations impacting multiemployer plans. She also participates in the Firm’s collections and subrogation practices, with experience in pre-litigation, litigation, and post- judgment enforcement stages of collections and all stages of subrogation matters, including third- party liability and workers compensation claims.
Ms. Waichman earned her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2018, where she served as a Public Service Scholar and Notes Editor for the International Comparative, Policy & Ethics Law Review. Ms. Waichman earned her B.A. with honors from Lafayette College in Government & Law and American Studies with a Concentration in Social Justice, and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Waichman was a law clerk at a labor and benefits firm in New York City and a legal fellow at the AARP Foundation focusing on impact litigation in the employment and employee benefit sphere. At the AARP Foundation, she assisted in litigation including class action age discrimination claims against large employers and claims involving denial of benefits for retired healthcare workers, researched investment options for active participants working in higher education, and aided in drafting amicus briefs to several circuit courts. Ms. Waichman is barred in the District of Columbia and New York.
Ms. Waichman authored "Vacating Criminal Convictions for Victims of Human Trafficking: Weighing Opportunities for Expansion with a State Interest in Finality," 1 Cardozo Int'l Comp., Policy & Ethics L. Rev. 473 (2018), and is a contributor on the ABA Employee Benefits Committee's 2018 Mid-Winter Report of the Subcommittee on Reporting and Disclosure.
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