ERISA Litigation

Weil’s Employment Litigation Practice Group 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 these 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 across several of the Firm’s offices.

Representative Matters

American International Group (AIG)

Genworth Financial

Health Management Associates

Ivy Asset Management

Lehman Brothers

Marsh & McLennan Cos.


UnitedHealth Group

University of Miami

Washington Mutual, Inc. Liquidating Trust

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

Legal 500 2018

Ranked Tier 1 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

U.S. News – Best Lawyers* “Best Law Firms” 2018

* Best Lawyers (in America) is by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners