Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson, P.A.
Long-time friend and contributor to NPEA, Robert D. Klausner is the principal in the law firm of Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson. For 40 years, Bob has specialized in the representation of public employee pension funds. The firm represents state and local retirement systems in more than 20 states.
Bob has assisted in the drafting of many state and local laws on public employee retirement throughout the United States. He is a frequent speaker on pension education programs and has also published numerous articles on fiduciary obligations of public employee pension trustees. He is co-author of the book, State and Local Government Employment Liability, published by Thomson-West Publishers and is the author of the first comprehensive book on the law of public employee retirement systems, State and Local Government Retirement Law: A Guide for Lawyers, Trustees, and Plan Administrators, published in April 2009 and an expanded version published in July 2011.
Bob graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts and from the University Florida College of Law with the degree of Juris Doctor. For more than 10 years, he has been listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America and holds an “AV pre-eminent” rating, the highest rating for competence and ethics, from Martindale Hubbell national lawyer rating service. In 2008, he successfully represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Kentucky Retirement Systems in the United States Supreme Court in Kentucky Retirement Systems v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 128 S. Ct. 2361 (2008).