Stephen J. Mogila

Associate, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Law Group
Newark, New Jersey

Mr. Mogila is an associate in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Law Group. His practice covers the full range of employee benefit issues, including all aspects of pension and welfare plan administration, plan investment issues, mergers and terminations, government audits, fiduciary responsibility matters and prohibited transactions issues. In addition, he has extensive experience in representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor on a wide variety of contested and procedural employee benefit matters. He regularly advises clients regarding fiduciary compliance issues, including prohibited transactions and permissible uses of plan assets. On behalf of employee benefit and welfare funds, he routinely structures and negotiates agreements with service providers such as benefit and investment consultants, custodians, record-keepers, third-party plan administrators, and investment managers. Mr. Mogila‘s work also includes structuring and designing non-qualified plans and other forms of executive compensation. With a focus on employee benefit matters within the entertainment and construction industries, Mr. Mogila also provides daily practical business advice on these issues to a variety of multiemployer funds. Prior to joining Proskauer, he was a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. In this capacity, he represented the State of New Jersey on a variety of complex and high-level tax matters including employment benefit and pension issues. He also was a judicial intern for Hon. Paul Grimm, U.S. District Court Magistrate, District of Maryland. Mr. Mogila has lectured extensively and published various articles related to employee benefit matters, including co-authoring the following treatise: The CPA’s Guide to Retirement Plans for Small Businesses. Most recently, he co-authored an article published in Benefits and Compensation Digest that offered some commonsense recommendations for fiduciaries to ensure that they are maximizing plan assets and satisfying their fiduciary duties with respect to securities litigation that involves plan assets. Mr. Mogila holds a JD degree from University of Baltimore School of Law, a LL.M degree from New York University School of Law and is admitted to the bar in New Jersey, Maryland and New York.

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