Employee Benefits

Corporate & Business

Our firm advises a wide variety of industries on the full spectrum of employment counseling, agreements, litigation, investigations, strategies, infrastructure, problem solving and dispute resolution. Our diverse employment team performs these services for public and private companies, boards of directors, senior executives, investment funds, nonprofits, trade associations and government contractors. We have acted as strategic employment counsel for numerous companies.  

Recent developments in employment law--including the recognition of emerging benefit categories for sexual orientation and veteran status, as well as the Affordable Care Act (ACA)-- have resulted in significant statutory, regulatory, and common-law changes that perplex even the most sophisticated of employers.

At our firm, we not only understand these new rules, but also how to implement them. We offer employee benefits counseling services regarding ERISA, tax qualifications, deductibility, preemption, benefit claims, employment discrimination, labor relations, fiduciary duty, and more. We also offer guidance to companies on the evolution of the law governing court review of benefits determinations and can explain the rules governing administrative exhaustion of claims and the impact of the ACA on those rules, as well as ESOPs, 401(k) plans, IRAs, and nonqualified plans.

While our lawyers devise highly effective and efficient techniques for defending such claims, we do not litigate with a “knee jerk” or formulaic approach.  Rather, we start with the client’s desired outcomes and develop and execute strategies for reaching those objectives, often in the pre-litigation phase.