JD, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Fred Reish is an ERISA attorney whose practice focuses on fiduciary responsibility, retirement income, and plan operational issues. He has been recognized as one of the “Legends” of the retirement industry by both PLANADVISER magazine and PLANSPONSOR magazine. Fred serves as a member of his firm’s Retirement Income Team and is a member of the Institutional Retirement Income Council (IRIC), which focuses on retirement income issues and products, and he has written extensively about retirement income issues. Fred also received awards for: the 401(k) Industry’s Most Influential Person by 401kWire; one of RIABiz’s 10 most influential individuals in the 401(k) industry affecting RIAs for 2012; the commissioner’s Award and the District Director’s Award by the IRS; the Eidson Founder’s Award by the American Society of Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA); the Institutional Investor and the PLANSPONSOR magazine Lifetime Achievement Awards; and the ASPPA/Morningstar 401(k) Leadership Award. He has written more than 350 articles and four books about retirement plans, including a monthly column on 401(k) fiduciary issues for PLANSPONSOR magazine. Fred co-chaired the IRS Los Angeles Benefits Conference for more than 10 years, served as a founding Co-Chair of the ASPPA 401(k) Summit, and has served on the Steering Committee for the DOL National Conference.
Recent Insights From Fred
October 19, 2022
Including a self-directed brokerage account (SDBA) window in a 401k plan is a fiduciary act and the plan fiduciaries must prudently select and monitor the SDBA service provider.
September 09, 2020
The SECURE Act created a new type of plan—a pooled employer plan known as a PEP. Beginning January 1, 2021, these plans will play a significant role in the retirement plan market.
August 24, 2020
The DOL issued a proposal to allow conflicted fiduciary investment advice to retirement plans, participants, and IRAs.