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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employment Law - Individuals
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Insurance Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Leisure and Hospitality Law Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Union
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Appellate Practice Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employment Law - Management Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - ERISA Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - ERISA Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Trusts and Estates Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Springdale, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Billings, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Patent Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - ERISA Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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John J. D'Amato was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John J. D'Amato

D'Amato & Maloney, LLP
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Insurance Law Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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Benjamin J. Evans was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Benjamin J. Evans

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - ERISA Insurance Law Health Care Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Stamford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Litigation - ERISA Civil Rights Law Commercial Litigation Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Individuals Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Insurance Law Health Care Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Health Care
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Health Care Law Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Trusts and Estates Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation and Controversy - Tax Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law Tax Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - ERISA Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Insurance Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Topeka, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Government Relations Practice Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Rochester, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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D. Michael Reilly was awarded 2020 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

D. Michael Reilly

Lane Powell PC
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Labor Law - Management Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation Health Care Law Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Savannah, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Intellectual Property Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - ERISA
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Insurance Litigation - Health Care

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation - ERISA Definition

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (commonly known as “ERISA”) governs pension and welfare benefit plans offered by private employers and protects the rights of participants and beneficiaries in these plans. The public enforcement of ERISA provisions is handled by the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury (particularly the Internal Revenue Service), and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Litigation between private parties under ERISA is subject to an intricate and complex federal enforcement scheme that has been repeatedly honed and construed by the Supreme Court and lower federal courts.

Lawsuits arising under ERISA include disputes over benefits denials and exclusions from coverage, claims regarding fiduciary obligations and liability, efforts to enforce plan subrogation rights, and suits challenging or in connection with the termination of funded or under-funded pension plans. These matters encompass ERISA pension plans, disability plans, and health benefits plans, and often take the form of class actions. Parties represented in ERISA litigation matters can include the ERISA plans themselves, plan administrators, insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, employers, and participants and beneficiaries. ERISA matters also often involve the extent to which state law is preempted or saved under a special “insurance” saving clause in ERISA, as well as complicated jurisdictional questions.

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The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (commonly known as “ERISA”) governs pension and welfare benefit plans offered by private employers and protects the rights of participants and beneficiaries in these plans. The public enforcement of ERISA provisions is handled by the Department of Labor, the Department of the Treasury (particularly the Internal Revenue Service), and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Litigation between private parties under ERISA is subject to an intricate and complex federal enforcement scheme that has been repeatedly honed and construed by the Supreme Court and lower federal courts.

Lawsuits arising under ERISA include disputes over benefits denials and exclusions from coverage, claims regarding fiduciary obligations and liability, efforts to enforce plan subrogation rights, and suits challenging or in connection with the termination of funded or under-funded pension plans. These matters encompass ERISA pension plans, disability plans, and health benefits plans, and often take the form of class actions. Parties represented in ERISA litigation matters can include the ERISA plans themselves, plan administrators, insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, employers, and participants and beneficiaries. ERISA matters also often involve the extent to which state law is preempted or saved under a special “insurance” saving clause in ERISA, as well as complicated jurisdictional questions.