Jeffrey A. Lieberman

Counsel, Executive Compensation and Benefits
Jeffrey Lieberman’s practice is focused on the fiduciary responsibility provisions (Title I) of the Employee Retirement Security Act (ERISA).


Mr. Lieberman has over 20 years of experience advising a wide range of clients regarding such matters, including asset managers, investment advisers, banks, hedge funds, plan sponsors, recordkeepers, private equity funds, pooled investment funds, insurance companies, sponsors of CLO and other securitized vehicles and servicers to such vehicles, issuers of various types of securities, underwriters and trustees. He assists plan fiduciaries and service providers in complying with ERISA’s complex rules, including the prohibited transaction rules. He also advises fund sponsors as to ERISA’s requirements, including the application of ERISA’s “plan asset” rules to the establishment, marketing and operation of private investment funds, and application of exceptions to the coverage of such funds under ERISA pursuant to the rules for “venture capital operating companies” and “real estate operating companies.” Mr. Lieberman assists the Litigation Group on complex ERISA class actions and works closely with many other practices, including the Investment Management Group and the derivatives, real estate and corporate practices.

Mr. Lieberman is a member of the American Bar Association tax section employee benefits committee and has served as chair and vice-chair of several subcommittees. He also is a member of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation and a member of the Subcommittee on Private Equity and ERISA Fiduciary Duties. He also has been regularly recognized in Legal 500.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Lieberman was partner and counsel at other international law firms.



  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1990
  • J.D./M.B.A., Hofstra University School of Law/Graduate School of Business, 1985
  • B.S., State University of New York at Albany, 1982 (cum laude)


  • New York

Jeffrey A. Lieberman

Counsel, Executive Compensation and Benefits