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 and individuals in matters arising under ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and the Labor Management Relations Act, including pension plan mass withdrawals and withdrawal liability matters. He also has been asked to mediate complex withdrawal liability matters.

An accomplished litigator, Ben success-fully 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 was union-side co-chair of the ABA Employee Benefits Committee’s withdrawal liability subcommittee in 2009 and 2010, and served as the union co-chair of the Ethics sub-committee from 2011 through 2017. In August 2017 he be-came the Union co-chair of the Employee Benefits Committee, the position he holds currently. In addition to his American Bar Association involvement, Ben is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee and has spoken on Ethics and other subjects at LCC 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 U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA).