Oz Vazquez helps clients in navigating employee benefits issues, and has represented benefit plans, service providers, and individuals in all phases of ERISA and civil litigation, including managing the discovery process and briefing legal issues. He has briefed and argued trial court motions and appeals and has also conducted administrative hearings and private arbitrations. Oz also counsels clients in employee benefits matters, including addressing prohibited transaction exemption questions and other plan investment management matters.
- District of Columbia
- Hon. Sandra L. Lynch, US Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2008-2009
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 2008, magna cum laude; Supervising Editor, Harvard Law Review; Editor, Harvard Latino Review
- B.S., Florida State University, 2002
Assisted in briefing preliminary injunction motion and related debriefing in case raising federal preemption and administrative law issues. The case resulted in a favorable settlement for Steptoe’s client.
Represented multiemployer welfare plan and trustees in appeal of dismissal of putative class action. The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal on constitutional standing, ERISA standing, and preemption grounds among others.
Represented insurer through discovery and summary judgment in complex property damage and business interruption claim dispute and assisted in reading settlement on eve of trial.
"Hot Topics in ERISA Litigation," ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits' Employee Benefits Spring Update, April 3, 2019
News & Publications
April 19, 2019
November 29, 2018
By: Osvaldo Vazquez
Loss Prevention Journal
By: Osvaldo Vazquez
April 26, 2018
April 23, 2018
August 28, 2017
- Super Lawyers, Washington, DC, "Rising Star," Employee Benefits (2018-2019)
- Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General of Florida
Florida Bar Federal Courts Practice Committee
Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia