The proper administration of benefit plans is important not only because it promotes employee morale and productivity, but also because claims in this area can lead to significant liability. Our attorneys have experience litigating a variety of matters involving both qualified and non-qualified employee benefit plans. We represent employers, plan sponsors, plan administrators and fiduciaries in cases involving pension, disability, retiree health care, and life insurance benefits.
Representative cases include:
- Regularly defending the fiduciaries of various pension plans maintained by Fortune 100 company against claims for disability and other pension benefits.
- Representing Fortune 100 company and its plan fiduciaries in a federal court trial brought by representative of class of former employees claiming entitlement to pension benefits following sale of a Company facility.
- Defending employer in case involving dispute over domestic partner’s eligibility for health, retirement and life insurance benefits.
- Representing large corporation in connection with dispute over seller’s responsibility for payment of retirement benefits following partition and sale of corporation.
- Defending corporation and plan fiduciaries in federal class action brought by former employees of take over target company who sought to recover ERISA funds allegedly lost through poison pill/change-of-control provision.
- Representing former senior corporate officers of multinational corporation in federal court action seeking recovery of benefits arising from change in corporate control.
- Defending corporation, its former subsidiary and plan fiduciaries against claim brought by former employees seeking retirement benefits arising from the dissolution of a subsidiary and subsequent downsizing.
- Counseling not-for-profit institutions concerning revisions to Summary Plan Descriptions and compliance with 403(b) programs arising from revised regulations.