Arent Fox represents employers, fiduciaries, and employee benefit plans in litigation arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), both directly and as panel counsel to their insurance companies. Our experience encompasses traditional pension plans, cash balance pension plans, 401(k) plans, employee stock ownership plans, severance pay plans, disability plans, and health care plans. We have successfully defended class actions challenging the design and structure of these plans, and actions alleging that their fiduciaries violated their fiduciary duties under ERISA. We have also successfully defended numerous claims for benefits.
Arent Fox's attorneys include a former General Counsel and a former Associate Chief Counsel for Litigation for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and we regularly negotiate and litigate against the PBGC. We also have extensive experience dealing with the US Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service, in investigations and audits, as well as litigation.