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Brien D. Ward
ERISA Counsel
work: (212) 682-0020
Putney Twombly Hall & Hirson LLP
521 Fifth Avenue New York, NY, 10175USA
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BRIEN D. WARD has been engaged in the practice of law in the areas of ERISA, benefits and executive compensation matters since 1987 and has extensive experience in these areas, which include retirement and welfare plans, Title IV of ERISA, PBGC issues, equity compensation arrangements, non-qualified deferred compensation, employee fringe benefits, investment funds, plan assets, exempt-organizations, severance arrangements, employment agreements, 409A, fiduciary and trust matters, ERISA conflicts of interest issues, prohibited transactions, insurance, service provider agreements, plan investments, plan design and administration, US and non-US compliance issues, ERISA claims, appeals and litigation, controlled group issues, corporate and other transactions, LDI issues, plan termination and mergers, IRS/DOL filings, reporting and disclosure and state law issues.  Mr. Ward represents employers, plans, trustees, investment funds, investment advisers, service providers, insurance companies and individuals.  Mr. Ward received his law degree from Tulane University School of Law where he was member of the Tulane Law Review and he received a master's degree from the University of Virginia and his undergraduate degree with high honors from Brigham Young University.  He is admitted to the New York and Connecticut bars.