David M. Fusco
Mr. Fusco is a partner at Schwarzwald McNair & Fusco LLP. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a Juris Doctor Degree (cum laude) from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University.
In addition to being admitted to practice before all Ohio courts, Mr. Fusco is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Eastern District of Michigan and the Northern District of Indiana.
Mr. Fusco has extensive experience in representing employee benefit plans and labor unions on a wide range of matters. Employee benefits experience includes general representation of retiree insurance benefit VEBAs, jointly trusteed pension and welfare plans and litigation involving retiree insurance benefits and termination of single employer pension plans. His general representation of plans includes advice on regulatory and reporting compliance, fiduciary duty, plan mergers, benefit issues and appeals, preparation of governing documents, review and negotiation of vendor contracts and litigation over benefit claims and employer contributions. Mr. Fusco also represents unions, primarily in connection with employee benefit matters that arise in the context of collective bargaining.
Mr. Fusco is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University where he teaches a course on employee benefits law. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.
Mr. Fusco was a Chapter Editor for the BNA publication Employee Benefits Law (Third and Fourth Editions) and their Supplements. He was also a Chapter Editor for How To Take A Case Before The NLRB (8th Edition), which is also published by BNA. Mr. Fusco has been a speaker at numerous national and local seminars on topics related to employee benefits. He also serves as a co-chair of a subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Law Committee.
In addition to his labor, employee benefits and bankruptcy practice, Mr. Fusco has served as the Chairman of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. He has also been an arbitrator for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
Mr. Fusco has been recognized in Who’s Who in American Law.
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