Alston & Bird LLP

ERISA Litigation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Well-reputed team litigating ERISA class actions and individual claims across a range of issues, with particularly strong success in employer stock and fee-based litigation pertaining to 401(k) and 403(b) plans. Fields a number of experienced trial attorneys regularly sought after by major corporations and financial services providers. Also counsels clients facing Department of Labor investigations.

Strengths Clients say: "It is a great team. They are very professional and knowledgeable. Their main strength is their response time, and the lawyers' depth of knowledge also makes them stand out."

A commentator notes: "The firm has very highly regarded lawyers and I think very highly of them."

Work highlights Represented Insperity in a class action brought by participants in Insperity's 401(k) plan, alleging that the company violated fiduciary duties and committed prohibited transactions under ERISA.

Notable practitioners


Douglas Hinson
is a seasoned litigator who is frequently sought out to handle disputes arising out of 401(k) and 403(b) retirement plans. His experience includes class actions involving breach of fiduciary duty, excessive fees and prohibited transactions.