Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1997
    Executive Editor, Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy

    ABA/BNA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Labor and Employment Law
  • M.S., University of Virginia, 1991
  • B.S., Washington and Lee University, 1990
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Gregory J. Ossi

Partner

Gregory Ossi helps employers address human resource issues with practical solutions by focusing on all aspects of labor and employee benefits law.

Mr. Ossi has counseled employers in dealing with union organizing, unfair labor practice charges, and labor issues arising from mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcy. Mr. Ossi has also counseled employers on employee benefits. He has arbitrated issues in both labor and employee benefit matters and has litigated labor and ERISA cases in federal courts in the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, and Virginia. Mr. Ossi has extensive experience in bargaining for and drafting retirement and healthcare plans pursuant to collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Ossi has represented companies as special labor counsel and as special benefits counsel in addressing collectively bargained obligations, multiemployer pension liability, and retiree health benefits under Sections 1113 and 1114 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Mr. Ossi also has particular experience with and understanding of multiemployer pension and health plan issues. Mr. Ossi has represented employers across a wide spectrum of industries in evaluating and disputing withdrawal liability. He has given numerous presentations across the country on various issues that arise from participating in a multiemployer pension plan, including the requirements of the Pension Protection Act and the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act.

Mr. Ossi's depth of understanding of both labor and benefits law issues allows clients maximum flexibility to solve pension and health benefit issues. In confronting rising medical costs, Mr. Ossi has worked with medical providers and unions to create drug formularies that reduce prescription drug costs for employers while still providing a valuable benefit to employees. Mr. Ossi was also a certified public accountant prior to becoming an attorney.

Significant Matters

  • Leading the effort to completely restructure an employer's health plans, including health and sickness, dental, and prescription drug benefits for over 4,000 employees and retirees.
  • Obtaining the reversal of a decision by a multiemployer pension plan to deny certain pension benefits for a client's retirees.
  • Negotiating vendor contracts for a client with more than 50 vendors and more than 300 health and welfare plan designs.
  • Handling the delinquent contribution and withdrawal liability claims from 40 multiemployer pension plans as special benefits counsel to Hostess, Inc. during its bankruptcy.
  • Advising an employer in its assumption of $2.4 billion worth of long-term union and coal mining liabilities as part of its largest acquisition.