Linda E. Rodd has been Of Counsel in the Labor practice of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. since 2000, and works with Member Irwin Bluestein on matters pertaining to Local 1199. Ms. Rodd is co-counsel to various multi-employer funds, which provide pension, health, education, job security, labor-management cooperation and child care benefits. She has drafted trust agreements establishing funds and has advised the administrative staff and trustees of such funds in plan design and operational structure. Ms. Rodd has prepared IRS filings for tax-exempt status for newly established funds and has prepared restated plan documents to comply with legislative changes for existing funds. She has also prepared summary plan descriptions and amendments to plan documents. Ms. Rodd attends and advises trustees at periodic trustee meetings, including investment subcommittee meetings. She is currently responsible for approximately fifty pending arbitration cases to collect delinquent contributions and audit balances, and has experience in obtaining and enforcing judgments and secured interests.
Coordinated collection of 100% of union and employee benefits funds’ priority and unsecured claims in recent nursing home bankruptcies
Notable experience includes:
Before joining Meyer, Suozzi, Ms. Rodd was a Partner at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard. Previously, she was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.