Rich serves as Vice President of Washington Affairs for the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA), a leading employee benefit advocacy organization representing employers throughout the country that sponsor qualified and non-qualified retirement plans. In that role, Rich works as PSCA’s lobbyist in Washington D.C. and is responsible for its interaction with Congress and with the relevant federal agencies that are involved in the formulation of federal retirement and deferred compensation policy, primarily including the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor.
In addition, Rich is Of Counsel at Porter Wright where he brings his 30 years of experience in all areas of employee benefits law to benefit his clients. Rich’s experience includes qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, ESOPs and health and welfare benefit plans, with considerable experience handling employee benefit plan issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, and dispositions. He has extensive knowledge in the area of executive compensation, including employment agreements, stock-based compensation programs, golden parachutes and incentive compensation programs, and in the design and administration of employer-based health and welfare programs.
Rich has been actively involved in the design of employer-based health care programs in response to the implementation of health care reform legislation and other reform initiatives.
Rich is a frequent lecturer before industry and professional groups on various employee benefit matters and a speaker before governmental agencies on employee benefits.
Rich advises companies throughout the United State in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, avionics, agribusiness, financial services and health care.