ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation
Publications of Interest
On December 10, 2014, Morgan Lewis’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice presented its 11th installment of the “Hot Topics in Employee Benefits—What We're Seeing” webinar series, ... more
On November 4, 2014, Morgan Lewis presented the final installment of our 2014 Plan Sponsor Basics webinar series, which focused on the issues that many plan sponsors face in the design and operation of their retirement plans.... more
ERISA’s 40th anniversary was on September 2, 2014. On September 17, 2014, our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice discussed ERISA’s successes, challenges, and policies in the 21st century. ... more
The decision details important implications for employers that use deferred compensation arrangements.
The Court’s Dudenhoeffer decision also provides some guidance for scrutinizing such claims at the pleadings stage.
Presentation | Speech
Presentation | Speech
A recent appellate decision should put employers on notice that pension plans distinguishing between employees expressly based on age – even if economically reasonable or lacking in ill motive – could be deemed age... more
In Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer , the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether investments in employer stock are entitled to a “prudence presumption” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) ... more
On December 18, 2013, Morgan Lewis’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice presented its seventh installment of our What We’re Seeing webinar series, which featured updates on hot topics and trends... more
This article first appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of the American Bar Association's Employee Benefits Committee Newsletter. By Charles C. Jackson and Azeez Hayne On March 27, in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend ,1more
Reproduced by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius with the permission of LexisNexis. Copyright 2013 Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a part of LexisNexis. All rights reserved. On April 16, 2013, the Supreme Court affirme... more
Presentation | Speech
Ruling rejects DOL challenge of an agreement by a 100% ESOP-owned company to advance defense costs and indemnify a trustee.
This article examines the impact of two recent Supreme Court and appellate decisions on ERISA class action certification. The authors examine in detail how courts approached class certification in ERISA cases pre- Dukes and Spa... more
This article looks at how the attorney-client privilege applies to communications regarding employee benefit plans and examines a recent Supreme Court decision addressing the "fiduciary exception" to the privilege. The authors s... more
LawFlash/Client Alert | Labor and Employment LawFlash
Labor and Employment Practice
District court decision refutes 2007 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation opinion letter and could provide potential clarity to private equity firms and private equity funds in determining how to structure their investments.
On September 13, 2012, Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice presented its second installment of our "Hot Topics in Employee Benefits - What We're Seeing" webinar series, which featured updates on ... more
On June 27, 2012, Morgan Lewis's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice presented its first installment of our "Hot Topics in Employee Benefits - What We're Seeing" webinar series, which featured updates on hot top... more
Outside Publication | Book
ERISA Class Exemptions, Third Edition provides a complete, up-to-date resource on ERISA class exemptions. It includes class exemption grants, amendments, and proposals, covering such important developments as the amended QPA... more
In the past decade, it has become increasingly common for 401(k) plan participants to sue plan fiduciaries for alleged mismanagement of plan assets. For a variety of reasons, participants have generally filed these actions und... more
LawFlash/Client Alert | Employee Benefits and Investment Management LawFlash
Employee Benefits and Investment Management Practices
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has adopted a final regulation to implement the statutory exemption from the prohibited transaction rules of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), for the ... more
LawFlash/Client Alert | Employee Benefits LawFlash
Last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed legislation that significantly revises parts of the city's Health Care Security Ordinance (Ordinance). In particular, the revised Ordinance imposes detailed design and administrative... more
Outside Publication | Article