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Employee Benefits

The firm has represented employee benefit plans, labor plan trustees, and unions in complex ERISA litigation, including allegations of fiduciary breach. This includes litigation of ERISA and other benefits issues arising in the bankruptcy context.

The firm also counsels various employee benefit plans, including single and multiemployer pension plans; defined benefit and defined contribution plans; health and welfare plans; and voluntary employees beneficiary associations (VEBAs). We provide legal advice on issues arising in the administration of employee benefit plans, including fiduciary obligations, Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service regulatory compliance issues, and representation of plans before those agencies. Notably, the firm serves as counsel to the National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust, which has approximately $25 billion in assets under management. The firm also possesses specialized experience in the establishment and administration of employee stock ownership plans (ESOP).