Ms. Nanette B. Zamost is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Ms. Zamost’s practice focuses on advising clients on compliance and administration of pension and welfare plans, primarily in the multiemployer area.
She has extensive experience with all issues relating to these plans, including plan design and operation, fiduciary responsibilities, contractual relationships with service providers, benefit claims, plan investments and funding, prohibited transactions, plan mergers and asset transfers, and all aspects of compliance with federal and state laws, including PPA, PPACA, HIPAA/HITECH, and COBRA.
She has also represented plans in connection with DOL, IRS, and CMS audits and investigations, and other dealings with government agencies concerning plan funding issues. Ms. Zamost also advises employers in collective bargaining over employee benefits and plan-related issues, and has advised groups of trust fund trustees with respect to specific questions upon which they needed individual representation.
In addition, Ms. Zamost is an experienced ERISA litigator, and has represented benefit plans and fiduciaries in a wide range of litigation matters, including complex cases involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, withdrawal liability, phantom stock and stock option plans, claims for benefits from pension and welfare plans, actions involving service providers, and also in arbitrations involving deadlocked motions of boards of trustees.
- J.D., University of Southern California (1983)
- B.A., Yale University (1978)
- International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
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