Neal Schelberg


Neal Schelberg is a partner in the law firm of Proskauer LLP. He practices exclusively in the employee benefits area and provides legal counsel to single employer and multiemployer pension and welfare funds and their sponsors. Schelberg writes and speaks frequently on employee benefit law topics. He is a co-author of the ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book (Panel Publications) and of the “Cases and Rulings” column for Pension Management.  

Schelberg is a contributing author to the Trustee Handbook, Seventh Edition, in which he wrote the chapter entitled “Legal Considerations of Real Estate Investment,” and to Fiduciaries and Their Professional Advisors, in which he wrote the chapter entitled “Arbitration of Benefit Disputes.” He has taught employee benefit courses at Fordham University Law School and New York University. Schelberg is listed in Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States: Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, the New York Super Lawyers and the Euromoney Legal Group Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers.  

He has been selected as one of the “Top New York Lawyers” in a survey published in The New York Times, and The National Law Journal recognized him as one of the 40 top benefits lawyers in the United States. Schelberg has served as a member and chair of various International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans committees. He has served as chair of the ERISA Advisory Council by appointment of the U.S. Secretary of Labor. Schelberg is a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. He is a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center.