Holland & Knight's ERISA, ESOP and Employee Benefits Litigation Team represents plan sponsors, trustees, plan administrators, investment managers, investment advisors, other plan fiduciaries, insurers and service providers in all aspects of Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) and employee benefits litigation across the United States.
Our diverse and collective experience includes defending a significant number of class actions and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) enforcement actions alleging breaches of fiduciary duty, ERISA-prohibited transactions, and other statutory or common law violations. Our trial experienced attorneys routinely handle complex litigation arising out of retirement and health and welfare benefit plans brought by plan participants, medical providers, the DOL or plan fiduciaries, as well as Affordable Care Act (ACA) issues. Our ERISA, ESOP and Employee Benefits Litigation Team is skilled at managing every step in the litigation process and does so with a focus on collaboration, efficiency and obtaining the best possible results for our clients.
In addition to our extensive litigation experience, we have also represented hundreds of plan sponsors and trustees in a variety of DOL, IRS and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation investigations. Our experiences spans a wide range of industries, including the financial services, insurance, healthcare and transportation sectors.
Our litigation team includes former federal clerks and the former Associate Solicitor for Plan Benefits Security at the DOL, and our attorneys have been recognized individually by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 USA, Law360, Who's Who Legal, Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.
The litigation team is supported by a highly experienced multidisciplinary team of lawyers who counsel clients on qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, including 401(k) profit-sharing plans and ESOPs, and provide advice on plan structuring, plan asset investments, executive compensation, health and welfare benefits, fiduciary responsibilities and best practices, and the investigation of fraudulent schemes in the healthcare industry.
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