C. Frederick Reish is a partner in Drinker Biddle’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group, Chair of the Financial Services ERISA Team and a member of the Retirement Income Team.
His practice focuses on fiduciary issues, prohibited transactions, tax qualification and retirement income. He works with both private and public sector entities and their plans and fiduciaries; represents plans, employers and fiduciaries before the governing agencies (e.g., the IRS and the DOL); consults with banks, trust companies, insurance companies and mutual fund management companies on 401(k) investment products and issues related to plan investments and retirement income; and represents broker-dealers and registered investment advisers on issues related to fiduciary status and compliance, prohibited transactions and internal procedures.
Fred serves as a consultant and expert witness on ERISA litigation and FINRA arbitration, with a focus on cases involving broker-dealers, registered investment advisers, financial service companies and other service providers. Fred’s experience includes advising insurance companies and investment managers of the development of products and services that are consistent with ERISA’s fiduciary standards and prohibited transaction restrictions, including retirement income investments and guarantees. Fred is also a consultant member of the Institutional Retirement Income Council (IRIC), which focuses on retirement income issues and products.