Bernard M. Baum, Of Counsel312.236.4316 email@example.com
Mr. Baum was a founding member of the firm in 1963. From 1968 to 1970, he was a counsel to the National Football Players’ Association. He has primarily represented trustees of multi-employer collectively bargained fringe benefit funds.
In 1973, prior to the enactment of ERISA, he was requested by the House Education and Labor Committee to review the initial drafts of that legislation and to provide comments and recommendations from the perspective of trustees.
Mr. Baum has lectured and written extensively on such subjects as the fiduciary obligation of trustees, the recovery of delinquent employer contributions, and a lawyer's professional responsibility to a board of trustees. He is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers' Coordinating Committee. As an arbitrator, he has decided issues involving multi-employer fringe benefit funds. He is a past Chairman of the Attorneys' Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and a past member of the Foundation's Education Committee. He is a frequent lecturer at Foundation seminars and a contributing author to various Foundation publications.
Mr. Baum received his undergraduate degree and law degree from Northwestern University.