Benjamin Eisner

Philadelphia, PA

Benjamin Eisner is a shareholder of Spear Wilderman, P.C., in Philadelphia, PA, and Cherry Hill, NJ, where he represents benefit plans, fiduciaries, plan sponsors, unions, labor management committees and individuals in matters arising under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and the Labor Management Relations Act, including pension plan withdrawal liability matters. He also regularly advises experienced practitioners on ethical issues that arise in the multiemployer and benefits practice.

An accomplished litigator, Ben successfully defended the fundamental right of teachers in religious schools to organize and bargain collectively in South Jersey Catholic School Teachers Organization v. St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus Church Elementary School, 150 N.J. 575 (1997) and the fundamental bargaining rights of police patrol officers in Delaware River Port Authority v. Fraternal Order of Police, Penn-Jersey Lodge 30, 290 F.3d 567 (3d Cir. 2002).

Ben has held several positions in the ABA Employee Benefits Committee and served as the Union Co-Chair of the EBC from 2017 through 2020. He recently became a Senior Editor of the EBC’s respected treatise Employee Benefits Law. In addition to his American Bar Association involvement, Ben is a member of the AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance and has spoken on Ethics and other subjects at ULA conferences. From 2010 through 2016 Ben was a Guest Lecturer in the Temple University Law School Graduate Tax Program.

He graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude, served as a law clerk to the late Chief Judge John F. Gerry of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and as Legislative Counsel to former U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA).