Pension Expert Robert Nagle, '54, 1929-2014

Law School Communications Office
August 22, 2014

Robert E. Nagle, '54, one of the architects of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, died Saturday after a battle with cancer. His long career in pension policy-making and regulation helped to secure the retirements of millions.

“He was responsible for crafting and ensuring the passage of what became the nation’s seminal pension law,” noted Dean Michael Schill. “ERISA safeguards retirement protections for American workers and retirees b