WASHINGTON, DC — The National Senior Citizens Law Center has appointed Russell Hirschhorn to its board of directors. He is senior counsel in the Labor and Employment Law Department at Proskauer, a law firm based in New York City.
“We are pleased to welcome Russell to the NSCLC board,” said Chair Robert Johnson. “I and other board members look forward to his expert insight and leadership as the organization seeks to protect the right of low-income older Americans to quality health care and economic security.”
Hirschhorn was part of the Proskauer team that received the New York State Bar Association’s President’s Pro Bono Award (2013) and the Urban Justice Center Social Justice Award (2013) for his work with NSCLC and the Urban Justice Center in the Clark v. Astrue nationwide class action lawsuit.
At Proskauer, he focuses on complex ERISA litigation and advises employers, fiduciaries and trustees on ERISA benefit and fiduciary issues. When he is not litigating, Hirschhorn is active in counseling benefit plan clients on a host of compliance and federal and state government
Hirschhorn is a prolific writer on cutting-edge ERISA litigation issues, and often speaks on topics related to his publications. He also served as a Special Professor of Law at Hofstra University where he received his J.D. from its School of Law. Hirschhorn is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego.
He will serve a three-year term.
The National Senior Citizens Law Center is a non-profit organization whose principal mission is to protect the rights of low-income older adults. Through advocacy, litigation, and the education and counseling of local advocates, we seek to ensure the health and economic security of those with limited income and resources, and access to the courts for all. For more information, visit our Web site at www.NSCLC.org.