Cozen O’Connor: Kaplan, Robert S.

Robert S. Kaplan

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 655-2067

(215) 665-2013

Recent News:

Robert S. Kaplan Signs-On to Cozen O’Connor‘s Growing Labor and Employment Practice

Kaplan has experience as a former investment and retirement services professional and now advises employers, benefit plan sponsors, and other service providers on employee benefits (ERISA) and executive compensation-related legal and tax issues.

Rob has more than a decade of experience working to counsel clients on the intricacies of employee-benefit and executive compensation matters. Rob advises employee benefit plan sponsors, advisers, and other service providers on plan design, amendment, termination, administration and governance. He also counsels clients on ERISA fiduciary matters affecting tax-qualified and non-qualified retirement, deferred compensation, severance, and welfare plans. Rob regularly represents clients before the IRS, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and Department of Labor.

Rob analyzes employee benefits and executive compensation components of corporate transactions, including drafting employment agreements, transaction awards and severance agreements, and designing incentive compensation plans for executives.

Prior to his legal career, Rob worked in the investment and retirement services industry.

 

News

Robert S. Kaplan Signs-On to Cozen O’Connor‘s Growing Labor and Employment Practice

July 10, 2019

Kaplan has experience as a former investment and retirement services professional and now advises employers, benefit plan sponsors, and other service providers on employee benefits (ERISA) and executive compensation-related legal and tax issues.

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2003

Awards & Honors

ASPPA Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) and Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA)

 

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

ASPPA Benefits Council of Greater Philadelphia, Board of Directors, 2013-2019; President 2019-Present