ERISA Litigation

As retirement plans have come to hold an increasing proportion of the nation’s wealth, the number of lawsuits claiming violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”) has mushroomed. With our expertise in financial services and capital markets, we are uniquely positioned to defend ERISA litigation that challenges the way products and services within the employee benefit plan marketplace, including retirement, life, and health, are managed and administered.

The most sophisticated consumers of ERISA litigation services in the country are facing cutting-edge class actions, regulatory investigations and Department of Labor matters involving, for example, the investment and valuation of ERISA retirement plan assets, so-called “excessive fee” litigation, employer stock drop cases, and the effect of a change of corporate control on ERISA plans.

Goodwin has defended — and defeated — a variety of high-profile ERISA claims at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in administrative and arbitral proceedings. According to Pension & Benefits Daily, a Bloomberg BNA publication, Goodwin ranks in the top five of their list of all firms nationally handling the most ERISA class action defenses. In each and every case, we field a multi-disciplinary team with the expertise needed to achieve the optimal result. Our experienced ERISA trial lawyers help clients achieve unparalleled results by bringing to bear the deep substantive experience and expertise of lawyers in our Financial Industry, ERISA & Executive CompensationSecurities Litigation & SEC Enforcement LigitationLabor & EmploymentTax and other practices. 

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James O. Fleckner

Chair, ERISA Litigation
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