David A. Kirchner is a principal in the Ropes & Gray benefits consulting group. David works with a wide range of clients and advises on all aspects of health, welfare and retirement plans. David works with his clients in assessing and implementing annual benefit plan renewals, communications and plan design changes. This work also includes conducting periodic reviews and/or RFPs for health, welfare and retirement plans. David also assists in transaction work including assisting clients with developing pre/post-transactional benefit plan strategies and implementing these strategies. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, David was a senior account manager for a major life insurance company's employee benefits division in Boston, Providence, Rhode Island, and Dallas, Texas. David has worked with pension, welfare benefit and executive compensation plans. David has taught the Life & Health CEBS course at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, has been a guest lecturer at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College, and has periodically provided instruction for the New England Employee Benefits Council.