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Jason Sean Fuiman

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Jason Fuiman is Co-Managing Partner and Chair of the Firm’s Labor and Employee Benefits practice.

Jason joined O’Dwyer & Bernstien in 2000 as a Law Clerk. In 2002, he became an Associate Attorney, and in 2011 he became a Partner. He specializes in all aspects of Labor and Employee Benefits Law.

Jason advises the Boards of Trustees of numerous employer pension, welfare, annuity and 401(k) plans ranging from $2 million to $10 billion in total assets on all matters relating to their fiduciary responsibility, including compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, DOL and HHS guidelines and applicable regulations. He specializes in matters relating to the Pension Protection Act of 2008 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Jason also serves as lead counsel on various employee benefit plan litigation matters involving matters relating to collections, benefit denials, fiduciary duty and plan design. He has practiced before numerous district and circuit courts relating to these matters.

He also advises union executive boards, business agents, organizers and staff on issues relating to organizing, unfair labor practices, collective bargaining agreement interpretation, government investigations, NLRA, LMRA, DOL guidelines and applicable regulations.

Jason has extensive experience in the selection of plan service providers, from the initiation of the RFP process through the negotiation of provider contracts. He also acted as counsel on the creation of the first Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan by an international union.

While attending George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Jason was a contributor to the Public Contracts Law Journal and a member of the Entertainment and Sports Law Association. Before attending law school, he worked as a Legislative Correspondent for Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez of New York, and as a Staff Assistant for the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee.

Jason is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

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“When I got hurt in a traffic accident while riding my bike in New York City, my friend suggested I speak to O’Dwyer & Bernstien. Upon my initial phone conversation with a lawyer from the firm I was impressed by his courtesy, quick return phone calls and concise explanation of the legal tactics available to me. After meeting face to face with him, I decided immediately to retain O’Dwyer & Bernstien to represent me in my personal injury case. I was very happy with my attorney and with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend O’Dwyer & Bernstien to anyone seeking legal representation.”

“When I got hurt in a traffic accident while riding my bike in New York City, my friend suggested I speak to O’Dwyer & Bernstien. Upon my initial phone conversation with a lawyer from the firm I was impressed by his courtesy, quick return phone calls and concise explanation of the legal tactics available to me. After meeting face to face with him, I decided immediately to retain O’Dwyer & Bernstien to represent me in my personal injury case. I was very happy with my attorney and with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend O’Dwyer & Bernstien to anyone seeking legal representation.”

“I retained O’Dwyer & Bernstien on the recommendation of a friend. I was immediately impressed by the firm’s experience and reputation in personal injury law. From the start, my ODB attorney walked me through the process, answered all my questions, explained everything clearly, kept me updated regularly and always promptly returned my telephone calls and emails. My attorney was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and diligent. My case moved through the court system quickly. As trial neared, the insurance company saw that my attorney was experienced and thoroughly prepared to try my case to verdict. As a result, the insurance company caved and settled my case for the full limits of the insurance policy. I love my ODB attorney!”

“When I was hurt on the job I had nowhere to turn for help. I had been working as an electrician’s helper, but my boss was not insured and he had no license to do electrical work. I had just had a new baby girl and Con Ed was going to shut off my lights. A friend told me to call O’Dwyer & Bernstien. They took action right away and got great money for my case. ODB helped me get my life back on track. I will always be grateful.”