Ronald G. Dean

Pacific Palisades, CA

Ronald Dean has been engaged in employee benefits litigation primarily on behalf of participants for over 40 years. Dean is the favorite PapaTapa and BFF of both Asher Finn Dean-Schulner and Ella Ray Dean-Schulner. Dean is currently a member of the Board of Senior Editors of the ABA/BNA text, Employee Benefits Law and is on the Advisory Board for ALI-ABA's Employee Benefits Programs. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a Charter Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, and was a member of the ACEBC Board of Directors from 2001 to 2007. He was named by the National Law Journal as one of the top forty benefits lawyers in the country, and is listed in Southern California Super Lawyers. Mr. Dean was trial and appellate counsel in 15 published Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinions involving ERISA issues. When Dean is not lost and wandering in the mountains, he has been a frequent lecturer for the American Bar Association's CLE programs as well as those of ALI-ABA, Glasser LegalWorks, the Law Education Institute and the Western Pension & Benefits Conference.