Bruce Barth

Bruce Barth Employee and Compensation lawyer Robinson Cole
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Professional Biography

Bruce B. Barth focuses his practice on the representation of employers and fiduciaries with respect to retirement and welfare benefits, executive compensation, and benefits issues in corporate transactions. He is chair of our firm's Employee Benefits + Compensation team.

Employee Benefits

Bruce advises clients on the implications of tax, securities, labor, and other laws, including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Drawing from over 30 years of employee benefits experience, Bruce partners with clients to develop benefit plan design and compliance strategies that meet both their business objectives and the legal requirements applicable to their employee benefits plans. He counsels clients with regard to the full spectrum of employee benefits matters, including qualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans, defined benefit plan funding and plan termination, deferred compensation, and other nonqualified plan programs and executive compensation arrangements, plan compliance and correction, health and welfare programs, participation in multiemployer plans, withdrawal liability, and mergers and acquisitions. Bruce frequently consults and negotiates with the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation with regard to audits of plans, correction issues including voluntary correction and correction on audit, plan termination issues, and requests for advisory rulings and opinions.

  • More Legal and Business Bylines From Bruce Barth

The National Law Review has selected Robinson & Cole LLP’s Employee Benefits + Compensation practice group for a Go-To Thought Leadership award related to the tax implications and steps employers need to take concerning Cobra subsidies required by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).    This practice group has published a number of articles on when COBRA subsidies expire, the management of responsibilities with third-party administrators, and related COVID-19 guidance which has provided key insights for employers and employees alike. Members include Bruce Barth, Virginia E. McGarrity, Alisha N. Sullivan, Jean E. Tomasco, and Emily A. Zaklukiewicz.


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