Anthony A. Dreyspool specializes in legal matters involving the investment of the assets of ERISA covered employee benefit plans and all aspects of ERISA fiduciary law compliance. Tony has more than 30 years of experience with respect to ERISA matters and has substantial knowledge in the structuring and forming of private real estate and equity funds for the institutional investment market. He has counseled many of the world’s largest fund managers and retirement plans on ERISA fiduciary law compliance matter.
Before joining the Firm, Tony was a partner at DLA Piper (US) LLP and, prior to that, Of Counsel at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP. Previously, he was the chief ERISA attorney for The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, where he advised Equitable and its investment management subsidiaries on all legal requirements involved in the investment of ERISA plan assets. Tony began his legal career at Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood LLP and was also an employee benefits and executive compensation lawyer at J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
Tony received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his BA, with honors, also from the University of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to the New York State Bar. Tony is a frequent speaker on ERISA fiduciary matters and is the author of ERISA Fiduciary Law for Non-Lawyers.