Our Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and employee benefits litigation team defends clients in class action suits, complex matters alleging breaches of fiduciary duties, and litigation related to health, welfare, and pension benefits. Our clients are plan sponsors, fiduciaries, service providers, custodians, insurers, and others involved in employee benefits plan and plan asset administration. We represent clients across many industries, including the financial services, insurance, governmental, retail, technology, telecommunications, transportation, aviation, manufacturing, and nonprofit sectors, including religiously affiliated entities.
Our litigators work side by side with lawyers who have experience with a host of US federal labor and employment laws, as well as state labor laws. We also collaborate frequently with securities and investment management lawyers on plan investment and regulatory issues that arise in employee benefits litigation. Morgan Lewis serves as approved fiduciary liability class action panel counsel for several major fiduciary liability insurance carriers, and carriers for whom we are not panel counsel often accept us as counsel.
We defend businesses, insurers, governmental entities, service providers, and nonprofit organizations in class action litigation, as well as benefits litigation and disputes initiated by the US Department of Labor (DOL).
Our 401(k) plan class actions experience includes:
Our litigators also have experience defending:
We advise clients on ERISA consulting and reporting requirements, insurance regulation, investment management regulatory compliance, bankruptcy, and US and international taxation. Where appropriate, our employee benefits litigation team collaborates with our colleagues in these areas to provide cost-effective, cross-disciplinary services and to create optimal solutions to our clients’ interconnected business and litigation needs.
Our client services include: