Stephen R. Bruce
Attorney for Plaintiffs
202-289-1117 phone
1667 K St. NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20006
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Attorneys handling the AT&T Class Action Suit are:

  • Stephen R. Bruce, Washington, D.C., lead counsel
  • Edgar Pauk, New York, NY
  • Jonathan I. Nirenberg, East Hanover, NJ
  • Maureen S. Binetti, Woodbridge, NJ

Stephen Bruce is an attorney in Washington, D.C. with extensive experience in ERISA class action lawsuits. He is the author of Pension Claims: Rights and Obligations (BNA Books 1st ed. 1988; 2nd ed. 1993), a treatise about benefit law under ERISA. The book has been cited by the United States Supreme Court, federal appeals and district courts, and numerous law review articles.


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Mr. Bruce represents employees and employee organizations in disputes involving pension, health, severance, and other employee benefits. As a national authority on ERISA laws, pensions, ERISA class actions and related lawsuits, Mr. Bruce has served as Attorney for Plaintiffs on the following cases:

  • Page/Collins v. PBGC and Rettig v. PBGC, two nationwide class actions against the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation that recovered over $850 million in pension benefits for more than 35,000 individuals.
  • A 75,000 person class action about the J.C. Penney Co.'s use of inflated estimates of Social Security benefits in pension calculations, Forbush v. J.C. Penney Co. Pension Plan, which resulted in the recovery of over $88 million in lost pension benefits.
  • Two nationwide actions about cash balance pension conversions: Engers v. AT&T Managment Pension Plan, C.A. 98-3660 (D.N.J.), and Amara v. Cigna Pension Plan, C.A. 01-2361 (D.Conn.).
  • A nationwide plaintiff class action about the "backloading" of pension benefit accruals, Kifafi v. Hilton Hotels Retirement Plan, C.A. 98-1517 (D.D.C.).

Mr. Bruce received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a 1979 honors graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. You are welcome to contact Stephen Bruce regarding the AT&T case.

Edgar Pauk is an attorney in New York City, New York. He can be contacted at 212-983-4000.

Jonathan I. Nirenberg is an attorney in East Hanover, New Jersey. He can be reached at 973-781-1204.

Maureen S. Binetti is an attorney with Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer in Woodbridge, NJ.  Click here for her contact information

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