Neil J. Gregorio
Neil is a Shareholder with the firm and represents numerous Taft-Hartley Funds in federal and state courts, as well as bankruptcy courts. For the Steelworkers Pension Trust, Neil acts as its Collection Counsel and is responsible for all of its nationwide litigation and bankruptcy claims.
Neil’s practice embraces virtually all litigation and bankruptcy aspects of employee benefits law, ranging from lawsuits against employers and/or their owners for breach of fiduciary duty under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), to withdrawal liability cases worth millions of dollars.
Areas of Practice: Commercial Litigation, Employee Benefits, Insolvency and Creditors Rights, Construction, Labor & Employment
Articles and Presentations: Neil is a frequent speaker on employee benefits topics such as withdrawal liability, asset sales, and avoidance actions under the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980 (“MPPAA”), which amended ERISA to impose liability upon employers that cease contributions to underfunded defined benefit pension plans.
Honors and Awards: Neil is a recipient of the 2014 Presidential Merit Award which recognizes individuals in the legal community for exhibiting exceptional dedication to the Allegheny County Bar Foundation and promoting pro bono service to the poor in Allegheny County. Neil has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star consistently each year since 2013.
Memberships and Activities: Neil Co-Chairs the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Backpack Project which annually donates backpacks filled with school supplies directly to elementary school children in the most challenged areas of Pittsburgh. Neil also serves on the Board of Directors for the Joan Kandravy Foundation that holds an annual golf outing benefiting Gilda’s Club of Western Pennsylvania to support cancer patients and their families.
Neil is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.
Jurisdictions: Neil is admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania state courts, the Western District and Eastern District Courts, as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Education and Background: Neil earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003 where he was an editor of the Law Review. While in law school, he clerked for the Honorable Donald E. Ziegler in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and in the legal department of the UPMC Health System.
Neil graduated with honors from Duquesne University in 1998 with a B.S. in Business Administration. While at Duquesne, he played basketball for the Dukes.