Mitchell Langbert, Ph.D.
Shokan Human Resource Experts 
PO Box 130, 203 Watson Hollow Rd., West Shokan, NY 12494

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Dr. Mitchell Langbert is a published author and experienced expert on employee benefit programs, ERISA litigation and human resource management.  He is an  Associate Professor of Business and Economics with tenure at Brooklyn College-CUNY.

Areas of Specialization

-Expert witness on employee benefit, fiduciary duty and human resource management cases

-Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)

-Human resource policy and strategy

-Trainer concerning conflict resolution and negotiation

Selected Career Highlights

-Retained as expert witness on the much-publicized
In Re Tittle et al. v. Enron et al. 401(k) case and ten other human resource management, fiduciary duty and employee benefit cases. Details and references are available upon request.

-Design and delivery of negotiation and conflict resolution training for the NYPD

-Doctoral dissertation, published in academic journals,  concerned compliance with and litigation under ERISA.

-New York  State Assembly, Ways and Means Committee. Senior Budget Analyst responsible for pension and employee benefit issues. 1991

-City Federal Savings Bank. Director, employee benefits. 1986.

-Johnson and Johnson,  Administrator, employee benefits. 1984.

-International Nickel Company (Inco Ltd.), Administrator, employee benefits, 1979.

Academic Experience

Brooklyn College-CUNY.  Associate Professor of Business and Economics. 1998-present.

NYU, Stern School of Business, Adjunct Professor, Langone MBA Program, 1996-present.


Ph.D. (1991). Columbia University. Graduate School of Business. Industrial Relations and Human Resource Strategy.  Dissertation concerned  compliance and litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

MBA (1981). UCLA Graduate School of Business. Concentration in statistical modeling.

MBA (1981). The College of Insurance. Concentration in life insurance and employee benefits.

AB (1975). Sarah Lawrence College

Selected Publications

Yale Economic Review. 2006. "Misplaced Trustee:  Rationality and Fiduciary Duty at Enron".

Academic Quesions. 2006.  "How Universities Pay Their Presidents".

Benefits Quarterly. 2001. "The Costs and Benefits of the Form 5500 Annual Report".

Journal of Labor Research. 1996. "Compliance with ERISA's Disclosure Programs".

Journal of Economic Issues. 1995.  "Health Reform and the Legal Economic Nexus".

Benefits Quarterly. 1995. "Compliance with ERISA: A Comparison of Large Single Employer and Taft Hartley Plans".

Benefits Quarterly. 1994. "The Social Structure of ERISA Litigation".

Journal of Economic Issues. 1994.   "ERISA:  Law Interests and Consequences".

Journal of Individual Employment Rights. 1994. "Employee Rights Litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act."

Dr. Langbert is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Academy of Management.
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