Keith Ranta joins Jackson Lewis in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD (May 29, 2014) — Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Keith E. Ranta has joined the firm’s Baltimore office as Of Counsel. Mr. Ranta joins Jackson Lewis from the compensation and benefits practice of a full-service Washington, D.C. firm, where he advised clients regarding all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation arrangements, including issues arising in connection with public offerings, mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

Keith E. RantaMr. Ranta’s employee benefits experience includes advising publicly and privately held companies on the design and implementation of qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, equity and incentive compensation plans, nonqualified deferred compensation plans and other compensation plans. He assists clients with drafting and negotiating employment and severance agreements and the application of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code to deferred compensation arrangements. Mr. Ranta also advises clients with employee benefit plan compliance and correction matters under Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor correction programs.

“Having someone of Keith’s caliber join our growing Employee Benefits practice further strengthens the team of benefits attorneys we offer to our clients,” said Joy Napier-Joyce, Baltimore Shareholder and leader of the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. “He will be instrumental in delivering efficient, practical advice to our clients as we help them navigate the ever-changing employee benefits landscape, and our clients will particularly benefit from Keith’s unique expertise in the areas of executive compensation and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements.”

Mr. Ranta is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts. He is Vice Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Association, and is a member of the American Bar Association. Mr. Ranta received his B.S. from Cornell University in 1996, and earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2001 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the Tax Lawyer.

Jackson Lewis’ Baltimore office can be reached at (410) 415-2000.

About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With over 770 attorneys practicing in 55 locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” named Jackson Lewis the 2014 “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation-Labor and Employment category. The firm was also named a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” in Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor & Employment, and earned a spot on the BTI Power Elite for being recognized by corporate counsel as one of the top law firms in building and maintaining client relationships. The firm’s wide range of specialized areas of practice provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the United States, with a current caseload of over 6,500 litigations and approximately 550 class actions.

Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law boutique firms and practices in Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific Region.

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