Overview

Our ERISA knowledge, combined with our litigation and trial experience, provides our ERISA Litigation practice with nationwide impact. This dynamic and ever-evolving practice group is comprised of lawyers possessing experience in a wide variety of litigation and administrative proceedings involving employee benefit plans. We regularly represent employers as plan sponsors and plan administrators in both routine and complex employee benefits litigation. In addition to litigating employee benefits matters, we counsel large and small companies and fiduciaries both in anticipation of litigation regarding employee benefits issues and in dealing with regulatory agencies.

What Sets Us Apart

Our litigation capabilities are enhanced by our firm’s broad experience with retirement and welfare benefit plans, administrative service contracts, and plan administration. Due to our strong labor relations practice, we hold significant experience in negotiating benefits claims (including plant closure benefits), controversies regarding multi-employer plan issues and contributions, and litigation and NLRB charges relating to benefits. We have successfully defended equal employment claims, including claims of benefits discrimination under the ADA and ADEA.

What We Do

The following types of matters handled by members of our ERISA Litigation group demonstrate our depth of experience and the complexity and range of issues that we litigate. These are critical factors in selecting counsel for benefits litigation and for advice in litigation-sensitive matters.

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
  • Health and Welfare Benefits Claims
  • Pension Litigation
  • Plan Administration Claims
  • ERISA §510 Interference with Benefits
  • Litigation over Changes to Retiree Medical Benefits
  • Litigation with Government Agencies
  • Cases Alleging Failure to Comply with the Reporting and Disclosure Requirements of ERISA 
  • MPPAA Withdrawal Liability Cases
  • Multi-employer Plan Contribution Cases
  • ESOP-related litigation
  • Subrogation Cases
  • Claims Against Service Providers
  • Executive and Deferred Compensation Arrangement Cases

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