Benefit plan and fiduciary litigation have increased dramatically in recent years. Our attorneys have been engaged as both trial and consulting counsel in numerous employee benefit matters, representing fiduciaries, trustees, administrators, participants and sponsoring companies as well.
Our litigation experience encompasses the full range of employee benefit issues, including participants’ rights and the rights and obligations of plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and service providers under benefit plans, ERISA, COBRA, and state law. Areas of expertise include:
- Defense of welfare and pension plans, plan sponsors, fiduciaries, insurers, claims administrators, and service providers against breach of fiduciary responsibility, benefits, and interference with rights protected by ERISA.
- In suits brought by participants, beneficiaries, fiduciaries, and U.S. Department of Labor, including class actions.
- Investigation and defense of plan administrators, fiduciaries, insurers, investment advisors, claims administrators, and other service providers concerning potential violations of the fiduciary responsibility and statutory provisions of ERISA.
- Handling/defense of U.S. Department of Labor investigations and administrative proceedings.