ERISA Litigation

Weil’s Employment Litigation Practice represents clients in high-profile ERISA class actions involving large potential exposures.

Our ERISA Litigation practice handles the full spectrum of ERISA cases, including ERISA class actions challenging the administration of health care benefit plans, 401(k) plans, and defined benefit pension plans. We represent clients facing sensitive investigations or enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, state attorney’s general and other administrative agencies. Clients turn to Weil to address their most sophisticated legal issues arising in ERISA litigation, including preemption, standing, exhaustion, fiduciary status, disclosure obligations, withdrawal liability, plan termination, and benefit accrual. 

We take an interdisciplinary approach toward ERISA litigations, which has become increasingly important as significant ERISA litigation matters routinely are accompanied by complex legal issues arising under the bankruptcy code, the securities laws and RICO. Indeed, Weil’s ERISA litigation practice includes more than 15 lawyers drawn from our Employment Litigation and Complex Commercial Litigation practice groups. Our practice leaders, in conjunction with other lawyers in our New York, Miami, Washington, DC, Dallas, and Boston offices have handled multiple high-profile and complex ERISA cases throughout the United States.

Representative Matters

American International Group (AIG)

Avon Products


General Motors

Lehman Brothers

Marsh & McLennan Cos.

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UHG)

Washington Mutual Inc. (WMI)

Weil is currently ranked as among the top 10 firms nationwide for “ERISA Litigation.”

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Clients note that the “‘expert, strategic, pragmatic and cost-effective’ team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is ‘simply the best litigation team.’”

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Clients note that Weil “has demonstrated repeatedly that it is in the big league when it comes to difficult ERISA litigation,” making it an attractive option in “any difficult case where there is a lot at stake.”

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Weil’s team includes “exceptional ERISA litigators” who “prevail in difficult cases.”

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On ERISA matters, clients note that Weil has “exceptional” lawyers who are “masters of the craft.”

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In the ERISA litigation space, Weil “excels in advising on cases involving large potential exposures.”

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