Areas of Expertise

  • Performance-based Variable Executive Compensation
  • Flexible Benefits Design & Implementation
  • Vendor Searches
  • Compliance
  • Plan Compliance
  • Plan Documentation
  • Retirement Plan Benchmarking
  • Fiduciary Assessments
  • Operational Compliance
  • Coordinated Retirement Program Studies


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Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216.875.1907
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Jason Rothman

Managing Consultant

Jason Rothman, JD, is a Managing Consultant and leader of the firm’s Regulatory Advisory Services.  Prior to joining the firm, Jason was a shareholder at an Am Law 100 international labor and employment boutique law firm and a member of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice group.

Jason advises firm clients on all areas of employee benefits and executive compensation compliance.  He advises clients on their tax-qualified plans including plan design and adoption, day-to-day plan operation, fiduciary compliance, IRS and DOL plan audits and submissions under the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), the Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program, and the Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program.  In addition, Jason advises employers on their welfare benefit plan compliance issues.  This includes counseling employers on the Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA and wellness plan design. 

Jason counsels employers on executive compensation issues, including nonqualified plan design, employment agreements, severance agreements and general compliance issues arising under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A.  He assists employers on employee benefits issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions, performing due diligence and drafting proper purchase agreement provisions affecting employee benefits and executive compensation matters.


  • Cleveland State University, College of Law, Cleveland, OH - JD, cum laude
  • The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business, Columbus, OH - BSBA

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

What's Your Passion?

My priorities are my faith, my family and my practice – and after all of that, if I have time, I enjoy soccer, golf and running. As such, when I'm not preparing for a seminar or drafting an article on the latest employee benefits issue, you'll probably find me coaching soccer or caddying for one of my sons.

Publications and Presentations

  • August 2017 – Ohio State Bar Association Webcast "What Employers Should Know About Their Health Plans”
  • September 2016 EBN Benefits Forum & Expo – “Minimizing the Cost of ACA Penalties – Not the Same Thing as Avoiding ACA Penalties” – Nashville, TN

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