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USA USA - Nationwide ERISA Litigation

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is the federal statutory framework that governs the administration of employee benefit plans and the rights of the beneficiaries under the plan. The interpretation and enforcement of the Act is handled by the US Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.

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Band 1
  1. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Preeminent ERISA litigation practice with considerable size and reach across the USA. Advises on the full spectrum of contentious ERISA issues related to 401(k) plans. Also at the forefront of representing clients in the education sector in ERISA litigation involving 403(b) retirement plans.
  2. O'Melveny & Myers LLP
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    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Well-respected litigators covering the full spectrum of ERISA-related issues, regularly providing counsel on fiduciary responsibility. Acts on behalf of a varied client base which includes plan sponsors and financial services companies. Offers significant trial capabilities, as well as experience with appellate proceedings.
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Band 2
  1. Goodwin
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    Goodwin
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    "Everyone we have have worked with has been very knowledgeable, responsive, and produced strong work product. The team is very responsive to questions and concerns and quite proactive in communicating important developments and upcoming deadlines. They bring a great deal of experience and expertise so are able to understand all of our issues and help to best position our facts and arguments for our defense."
  2. Groom Law Group, Chartered
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    Groom Law Group, Chartered
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Boutique firm with a group of talented litigators handling all manner of employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Provides assistance with the full range of litigation under ERISA including church plan and stock drop cases, alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and ESOP disputes. Offers notable expertise in fee litigation pertaining to 401(k) plans and Department of Labor investigations.
  3. Mayer Brown LLP
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    Mayer Brown LLP
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    "The Mayer Brown lawyers are deeply grounded in the law and able to extrapolate legal conclusions to practical situations. Their breadth of thought and ability to connect the dots between legal pronouncements and specific factual circumstances is remarkable. The Mayer Brown legal team is also strong and collaborative, and very responsive to client needs. They are timely in their delivery of client support."
  4. Proskauer Rose LLP
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  5. Steptoe & Johnson LLP
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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    Dorsey & Whitney LLP
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Dorsey & Whitney LLP counseled Wells Fargo in a putative class action in which the plaintiffs allege that Wells Fargo breached its fiduciary duties and committed prohibited transactions by offering mutual funds and collective trusts managed by affiliates of Wells Fargo as investment options for the company’s 401(k) plan.
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    Jackson Lewis P.C.
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Offers a broad practice in the ERISA litigation field, which includes capability in withdrawal liability, breach of fiduciary duty and excessive fee litigation. Notable expertise in ESOP and church plan matters.
  3. Miller & Chevalier Chartered
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    Miller & Chevalier Chartered
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Noteworthy practice highly sought after for its expertise in a range of healthcare and pension-related litigation brought under ERISA, including challenges to benefit plans and preemption claims. Well known for its experience in class action litigation, often acting for healthcare insurers and network healthcare providers before trial and appellate courts.
  4. Sidley Austin LLP
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    Sidley Austin LLP
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Acclaimed litigation group acting for large public and private corporations in all manner of ERISA disputes including class actions. Exhibits interdisciplinary cohesion across its employee benefits and appellate departments to fully cover its clients' needs on matters such as alleged breaches of fiduciary responsibility. Particular strength in the representation of insurance companies.
  5. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Notable expertise in representing fiduciaries and employers in class action and single plaintiff litigation. Has particular strength in ERISA claims involving breach of fiduciary duty, stock drop and prohibited transactions. Also able to advise plan sponsors and administrators on ERISA compliance.
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Band 4
  1. Alston & Bird LLP
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    Alston & Bird LLP
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    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.
  2. McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP is highly regarded for its representation of defendants in ERISA litigation. The firm demonstrates expertise in defending a range of claims including breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and excessive fee cases. The team frequently acts for plan sponsors, service provides and trustees in high-stakes ERISA class actions.
  3. Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Assists numerous employers with disputes connected to both routine and high-profile ERISA matters such as 401(k) plan fee disputes. Offers substantial expertise in breach of fiduciary duty as well as withdrawal liability cases. Complemented by the strength of its employee benefits and executive compensation group.
  4. Trucker Huss APC
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    Trucker Huss APC
    ERISA Litigation
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Trucker Huss APC is well regarded for its handling of ERISA litigation. The firm expertly defends clients against single-plaintiff claims and class actions involving breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract claims. The group is also adept at defending excessive fee cases in connection with 403(b) and 401(k) plans.