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PBGC Announces Legal Appointment

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON – The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is pleased to announce an executive appointment in the Office of the General Counsel. Daniel Liebman has been appointed Deputy General Counsel for the Program Law & Policy Department. 

Liebman, previously the Assistant General Counsel for Legal Policy, joined PBGC in 2010 as a regulatory attorney. He has also served as Acting Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs.

“Dan has demonstrated a keen aptitude for innovative problem-solving, client support and outreach to the outside legal community across the full spectrum of issues involving the Single-Employer and Multiemployer Programs,” said General Counsel Judith Starr.

In his new role, Liebman will lead five units that provide legal advice and counsel on legislative, regulatory and policy matters, as well as on the Multiemployer Program and benefits administration. Liebman replaces Israel Goldowitz, who recently retired from PBGC.

At PBGC, Liebman has led several important regulatory and de-regulatory projects, led legal analysis of proposed legislation, and provided legal advice and counsel on a wide range of issues in both the Single-Employer and Multiemployer Programs. He frequently represents PBGC as a speaker at major legal conferences.

Prior to PBGC, Liebman worked at a major law firm on corporate and securities matters. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts in social sciences from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in history from Haverford College.  

About PBGC:

PBGC protects the pension benefits of nearly 37 million Americans in private-sector pension plans. The agency operates two separate insurance programs — one covering pension plans sponsored by a single-employer and another covering multiemployer pension plans, which are sponsored by more than one employer and maintained under collective bargaining agreements. PBGC is currently responsible for the benefits of about 1.5 million people in failed pension plans. PBGC receives no taxpayer dollars. Its operations are financed by insurance premiums, investment income, and, for the Single-Employer Program, assets and recoveries from failed single-employer plans. For more information, visit

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