PAUL A. GREEN
For more than twenty-five years, Paul Green has represented multiemployer pension and welfare plans and labor organizations. Mr. Green is a recognized expert in the field of ERISA and employee benefits, and leads the employee benefits practice at his Firm. Prior to joining the Firm as a founding partner, Mr. Green led the employee benefits practice at the former Beins, Axelrod, Osborne, Mooney & Green, P.C. Mr. Green originally gained his ERISA expertise as an attorney with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, after serving as a clerk for the Hon. Rita C. Davidson on the Court of Appeals of Maryland.
In addition to his practice of law, Mr. Green spent years teaching law as an adjunct professor in the field of employee benefits at the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America. Mr. Green also lectures on a regular basis for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Mr. Green has conducted multiple sessions on matters related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, bankruptcy, reporting and disclosure, benefit plan collections, domestic partner benefits, multiemployer section 401(k) and annuity plans, plan arbitration and dispute resolution, understanding investment management fees, and more.
Mr. Green has also authored a number of significant publications in his field of practice, including: "The Privilege Challenge," Benefits Magazine (International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans), publication expected April 2016; "Getting Out of the Weeds: Medical Marijuana and the Workplace," Benefits Magazine (International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans), October 2015, pp. 16-19 (Co-Author); "Bankruptcy Basics," Benefits Magazine, May 2014 (web exclusive) (International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans); "Fiduciary Obligation in Collections," Employee Benefit Issues, The Multiemployer Perspective (International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans), pp. 169-178 (2002); "Investment Management Fees - Soft Dollars," Employee Benefit Issues, The Multiemployer Perspective (International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans), pp. 34-44 (2002); "401(k) and Self-Directed Annuity Plans," Employee Benefit Issues, The Multiemployer Perspective (International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans), pp. 318 - 326 (2000); "Self-Pay Revisited - New Legal Requirements" (Digest, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Vol. 23, No. 6), pp. 7 et seq. (1986); "The Single-Employer Pension Plan Amendments of 1986: An Overview" (Spencer & Associates 1986) (Co-Author); and "Pension-Related Claims in Bankruptcy," Pension Briefings (Federal Publications Inc.), No. 87-7 (July 1987) (Co-Author).
In September 2015, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch, and United States Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced Mr. Green and 18 others as members of a legislative and private sector commission created to focus on ways to improve the retirement security of the citizens of Maryland. The Commission on Maryland Retirement Security and Savings, which consists of legislators, business owners, and experts in pension plans and retirement programs, will provide recommendations to the Maryland General Assembly for legislative consideration.
Mr. Green earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Chicago in 1978, also fulfilling the requirements for a degree in economics. Mr. Green earned his J.D., with honors, in 1982 from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was distinguished as Order of the Coif.
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