Daniel R. Brice

Daniel R. Brice



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Recently named a Rising Star in employee benefits law by Super Lawyers magazine, Dan Brice represents benefit funds in complex ERISA litigation and counsels sponsors of multiemployer and single-employer plans, companies, tax-exempt entities and executives on all matters of ERISA and employee benefits including Affordable Care Act compliance. Dan advises on the design, operation and qualification of pension and welfare benefit plans. He also represents a wide variety of clients in addressing issues that arise in the workplace.

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Daniel R. Brice
  • Juris Doctor, 2003, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, New York
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication, State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York
  • New York State Supreme Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • Negotiated favorable settlement terms for terminated executive whereby executive received disputed compensation due and owing to him under contract without resorting to litigation.
  • Counseled large non-profit employer in best practices related to compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Counseled employer and drafted separation agreements resolving potential claims.
  • Successful representation of client in front of New York State Division of Human Rights where complainant dropped all charges against client on eve of trial without union having to spend $1 toward settlement.
  • Successfully defended benefit fund in obtaining default arbitration award on technicality which provided full relief to the client.
  • Successfully represented client in contract action against individuals and obtained full award of attorneys’ fees despite no specific provision allowing for such fees.
  • Obtained favorable litigation settlement for individual plaintiff against municipality in a disability discrimination case.
  • Speaker, “Affordable Care Act Update”, New York State Bar Association, Public Sector Labor Relations Seminar, Syracuse, New York (June 2014)
  • Speaker, “Grandfathered Status”, Blitman & King Annual ERISA Seminar (June 2014)
  • Speaker, “Health Care Reform and Collective Bargaining”, Niagara County AFL-CIO (March 2014)
  • Speaker,  “Affordable Care Act – Employee Benefit Issues”, Webinar (February 2014)
  • Speaker, “Health Care Reform and Collective Bargaining”,  Amalgamated Transit Union,  Albany, New York ( February 2014)
  • Speaker, “Health Care Reform and Collective Bargaining”,  the New England Joint Conference Board of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Portland, Maine (January 2014)
  • Speaker,  “Health Care Reform and Collective Bargaining”,  Webinar, the Worker Institute at Cornell ILR (May 2013)
  • Health Care Reform – 2014 and Beyond, September 2013
  • Health Care Reform – A Historical Overview, April 2011
  • “Separation Agreements: Breaking Up is Hard to Do!”, Sterling Education Services, Inc., Employment Law Update, January 2009
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • N.D.N.Y. Federal Court Bar Association