PHILADELPHIA (January 30, 2019) – Holland & Knight announced today that William J. Delany has joined the firm as a partner in its Philadelphia office. Mr. Delany focuses his practice on Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other labor and employment litigation. He was formerly a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Mr. Delany defends clients against ERISA class actions and complex employment discrimination lawsuits. He has represented clients in class actions challenging 401(k) savings plan administration, stock-drop litigation, and fiduciary duty issues arising from retiree medical and other employee benefit plan modification and termination. He also counsels benefit plan administrators and trustees on ERISA and breach of fiduciary claims.
"Will is a great addition to our national labor and employment team," said Robert Vyverberg, leader of Holland & Knight's national Labor, Employment and Benefits Practice Group. "His more than 20 years of ERISA litigation experience will be particularly valuable as we look to further expand our capabilities in this area."
"Holland & Knight has an extraordinarily strong bench of labor and employment attorneys, many of whom I have the pleasure of already knowing," said Mr. Delany. "I am honored to be a member of this amazingly talented team and look forward to contributing to its ongoing success."
Mr. Delany received a J.D. degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and a B.A. degree from James Madison University.
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