PAUL A. GREEN
For more than thirty years, Paul Green has represented multiemployer pension and welfare plans, union staff plans, labor management cooperation trusts, and labor organizations. Mr. Green is a recognized expert in the field of ERISA and employee benefits, and leads the employee benefits practice at the Firm. Mr. Green also serves as the General Counsel of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP). In addition to his experience in all aspects of plan creation and operation, Mr. Green has assisted his clients in their legislative and regulatory efforts, both at the federal and state levels, and has been instrumental in the passage of significant legislation.
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 (subsequently renamed the Supreme Court of Maryland).
In addition to his practice of law, Mr. Green is a member of the Maryland Small Business Retirement Savings Board, which is responsible for designing and administering the state's automatic IRA savings program for Maryland workers who have no other retirement savings alternatives through their work.
Mr. Green chairs its Program Design and Consumer Protection Committee, after having served on the legislative commission that helped to craft its enabling legislation.
Mr. Green also 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 lectures on a regular basis for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, the NCCMP, and other organizations. 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 authored a number of significant publications in his field of practice, most recently as co-author with Lauren McDermott of "I Can Get it For You Wholesale: Discount Rates and Withdrawal Liability", Benefits Law Journal (Wolters Kluwer), Vol. 33, No. 4 (Winter 2020). Mr. Green's publications also include "Healthcare Basics for Union-Side Labor Lawyers," LCC Annual Conference, 2017; "Hot Topics in Pension and Health Benefits," LCC Annual Conference, 2017; "The Privilege Challenge", Benefits Magazine (International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans), 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).
Mr. Green earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Chicago, also fulfilling the requirements for a degree in economics. Mr. Green earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was distinguished as Order of the Coif.
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