Our litigation team consists of accomplished ERISA and employee benefits attorneys who have a combined expertise in the art of litigation. As such, we are able to assist clients through the full spectrum of employee benefit controversies.
We regularly represent employee benefit plan sponsors, institutional trustees and plan fiduciaries in disputes involving fiduciary breach claims, preemptions, and prohibited transactions. We help clients handle federal agency investigations by the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
In addition, we also represent clients in civil litigation arising from benefit plan mergers, defined benefit withdrawals, bankruptcies and terminations.
We also have significant experience with litigation, including class actions, involving benefit claims disputes, retiree health benefits, claims for breaches of fiduciary duties or violations of ERISA’s substantive requirements.
We regularly handle litigation involving Taft-Hartley multiemployer benefit funds in areas such as collections and delinquent contribution claims, withdrawal liability, recovery of fund losses, subrogation, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and challenges to plan rules.
The group is also experienced in employee benefits litigation on behalf of executives. The litigation has involved compensation under nonqualified plans, executive compensation arrangements, severance agreements, employment contracts and non-competition restraints.