Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor

Nixon Peabody LLP

Recognized since 2023

Washington, District of Columbia

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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Ian represents companies, executives, and fiduciaries in connection with Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation, employee benefits and executive compensation matters, class actions, and other commercial disputes. Trained as a trial lawyer, Ian has focused almost exclusively on employee benefits related litigation for the past 15 years.

What do you focus on?

I focus my practice on ERISA litigation. With broad experience in this area, I help defend plans, fiduciaries, and companies against claims of breach of fiduciary duty, vesting and funding violation disputes, withdrawal liability disputes, and disputes regarding welfare and pension benefits. I also counsel companies on plan interpretation, amendment, and benefit claims administration. I have first and second chair experience in litigation involving class actions, non-compete agreements, and executive compensation arrangements. I evaluate and defend liability claims under complex legacy benefit programs and litigate complex business cases.

My experience spans a wide range of industries, and I regularly represent employers in litigation in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies. My experience allows me to counsel employers regarding their obligations and potential exposure under the state and federal employment statutes.


  • 799 Ninth Street, NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20001-5327


  • St. Mary's Academy & College, B.A.
  • University of Maryland, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland, Maryland Bar Association

Nixon Peabody LLP
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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