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Fred Reish

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

  • January 22, 2021

    The DOL Regulates ESG . . . or Did It?

    The final regulation requires that, in order to satisfy the dual duties of prudence and loyalty, plan fiduciaries must base their investment decisions only on pecuniary factors.

  • January 15, 2021

    The SECURE ACT: New Law, New Opportunities

    The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) is the most meaningful retirement legislation to take effect since the Pension Reform Act of 2006.

  • January 04, 2021

    10 Things To Know About the “SECURE Act 2.0”

    The proposed legislation, “Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2020”, could potentially help financial professionals grow their retirement business by expanding coverage and increasing retirement savings.