The Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA) is a ubiquitous piece of legislation extending into every area of employee compensation and retirement planning. Our work in the employee benefits area also includes familiarity with the application of ERISA to pension and welfare plans. We regularly advise plan fiduciaries as to their duties under ERISA, and counsel clients regarding prohibited transactions with ERISA plans and exemptions from the prohibited transaction rules. We also help clients get maximum benefit from their Individual Retirement Accounts within ERISA strictures regarding plan investments and required distributions.
The Firm’s attorneys have represented insurers and policyholders in a variety of litigation matters related to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). We have litigated individual ERISA benefit claims under life, health, and disability policies, as well as bad faith and fiduciary claims. We have also represented pension fund trustees on complex matters including withdrawal liability, valuation, and successor liability in bankruptcy.