Natasha S. Fedder

Counsel

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Natasha Fedder focuses her practice on ERISA litigation and represents plan sponsors, trustees, and other plan service providers, as well as advises her clients on fiduciary related matters. 

Before joining O’Melveny, Natasha practiced for several years at a Washington, DC-based law firm that specializes in benefits, retirement, and health care law, and she previously handled a variety of complex labor and employment matters, including class actions arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and arbitrations involving contract and labor disputes, for another international law firm.

Honors & Awards

  • Washington DC Super Lawyer for Employee Benefits (2019)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.S.
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A.: summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities

Judicial Intern and Externships

  • Honorable J. Curtis Joyner, US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • National Labor Relations Board

Clerkships

  • University of Pennsylvania Office of the General Counsel

Selected Writings:

  • “Sellers, Company Unable to Escape DOL Lawsuit,” ESOP Report (February 2019)
  • Representing plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, and plan service providers in investigations by the Department of Labor concerning Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) transactions.
  • Representing selling shareholders and plan fiduciaries in lawsuits by the Department of Labor and private plaintiffs concerning ESOP transactions.
  • Representing a church-affiliated healthcare system in a class action lawsuit claiming that the healthcare system’s pension plan does not qualify as a church plan under ERISA.
  • Representing a plan sponsor in a lawsuit concerning a top hat plan.
  • Representing discretionary and directed institutional trustees in stock drop litigation concerning 401(k) plans.
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