We also assist clients in handling benefit claims and appeals and other issues under retirement and welfare plans including these:

  • Disputed benefit claims (administrative proceedings and litigation)
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Pension dispute and assessment claims with union plans
  • DOL proceedings alleging pension and welfare plan violations
  • Breach of welfare reimbursements to out-of-network providers
  • Defense of plan sponsors in civil and criminal enforcement actions
  • Retaliation and discrimination claims under 510 of ERISA
  • COBRA and HIPAA claims
  • Multi-employer plan withdrawal liability claims


Representative Matters

  • Defended litigation with bankruptcy trustees asserting outstanding pension and welfare claims
  • Defended association in state investigation of multi-employer welfare arrangements
  • Defended plan fiduciaries in multi-employer pension plan action relating to plan termination
  • Successfully handled question of first impression on ERISA’s vesting rules for multi-employer pension plans
  • Defended claims of successor employer status arising out of liquidation and corporate transactions
  • Resolved 5500 filing issues for plan sponsors with DOL
  • Oversaw Trustee claims seeking pension contributions for withdrawal liability matters
  • Obtained summary judgment verdict in defense of self-insured healthcare plan alleging breach of fiduciary duties
  • Obtained summary judgment in client’s favor under an ERISA claim involving long term disability benefits
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