David L. Raish

Retired Partner

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  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1973; Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • BA, Yale University, 1969

Qualifications

  • District of Columbia, 1981
  • Massachusetts, 1975
  • Honorable James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1973 - 1974)
  • French
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Boston Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Frequent speaker for American Law Institute-American Bar Association and Planning Co-Chair for its annual program on benefit plans of tax-exempt and governmental employers
  • Former Council Director and Vice Chair, American Bar Association (Tax Section)
  • Member, Boston Bar Association (Tax Section)
  • Former Trustee, Winsor School

David L. Raish

Retired Partner

David Raish, a partner at Ropes & Gray since 1982, has concentrated in retirement plans, deferred compensation, and other employee benefit matters for over twenty-five years. From 1990 until 2001, he was the head of Ropes & Gray's Employee Benefits Department. While David has represented a broad range of clients, the primary focus of his work has been tax-exempt employers, including universities and health care organizations.

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America (1987-2014)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2006-2013)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2004-2013)