Michael R. Daum

Michael R. Daum counsels employee benefit plans with regard to a variety of legal issues under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code. Mike advises Plan Sponsors on drafting and amending plan documents, fiduciary responsibilities, and prohibited transactions, and has negotiated extensive side letter agreements with hedge funds and other large investment firms in connection with Plan investments. In addition, Mike has experience with audits and investigations initiated by the U.S. Department of Labor, and steps a Plan can take to reduce a potentially large penalty.

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Michael R. Daum
Areas Of Practice
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. 2011, summa cum laude
    • Michigan State Law Review, Notes Editor
    • Arbitration Team Member
    • Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in the Study of: Reading, Writing and Advocacy, Civil Procedure II, Contracts II, Property, Arbitration (Labor)
    • Evidence, Problem Solving Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Administrative Law, Conflict of Laws, and Commercial Arbitration
  • St. John Fisher College, B.A. 2008, summa cum laude

Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York State

  • How Gross Takes the Teeth out of a Proposal for an Employment-Status Discrimination Cause of Action, BNA DAILY LABOR REPORT, 199 DLR I-1, 10/14/2011.
  • Defending ERISA Fiduciaries Against Claims of Failure to Diversify in a World of Multi-Manager Investments, BNA PENSION & BENEFITS DAILY, 147 PBD, 08/03/2010.
  • Defending Trustees Against Failure to Diversify Claims, BENEFITS & COMPENSATION DIGEST, Vol. 47, No. 12, December 2010.
  • Intelligent Defense: A Call for Federal Regulation of Mixed Martial Arts, 21 SETON HALL JOURNAL OF SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAW 247(August 2011).

  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment, Taxation, and Young Lawyers Sections)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee