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David E. Pickle

Fax +1.202.778.9100

Mr. Pickle concentrates on representing clients in matters dealing with ERISA’s prohibited transactions and exemptions and ERISA’s fiduciary rules.  He represents investment managers, financial institutions and plan sponsors in a wide variety of matters including investments and other transactions with ERISA plans and in litigation and government enforcement actions.  He also assists clients in obtaining U.S. Department of Labor ERISA advisory opinions and prohibited transaction exemptions.

Mr. Pickle’s experience includes: defending clients in litigation and government enforcement actions; negotiating investment management and related agreements; counseling asset managers regarding fiduciary obligations and compliance with prohibited transaction exemptions.

Professional Background

Mr. Pickle was formerly a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor’s office for ERISA enforcement, the Office of the Solicitor’s Plan Benefits Security Division.  In that capacity he was responsible for ERISA investigation, enforcement and litigation of a wide variety of matters involving ERISA’s fiduciary rules and prohibited transactions.  Mr. Pickle serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Pickle is a contributing author of Employee Benefits Law (2d ed. and supplements).

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Money Manager's Compliance Guide, Editorial Advisory Board Member

Speaking Engagements

  • “Hedge Fund Compliance—Comprehensive Training Workshop,” Glasser LegalWorks Seminar, New York, 2003