A Dedicated Team with Nationwide Reach
Litigation brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a dynamic and complex area of the law. Navigating this landscape quickly and efficiently is vital to managing costs and mitigating risk. Saul Ewing’s ERISA Litigation Group has defended hundreds of cases involving group disability, health, accidental death and disability, and life insurance benefits for insurers, employers, benefit plans and fiduciaries in state and federal courts throughout the United States. We routinely handle both class action and single-plaintiff claims. These range from simple benefit disputes such as contested long-term or short-term disability claims to suits alleging breach of fiduciary duty or unlawful insurance policy claims practices.
With dozens of experienced attorneys, our team leverages efficiencies and cost-effective measures, including alternative fee arrangements, to quickly assess the merits and value of these cases and advise on whether they should be settled, litigated to summary judgment, or tried. We have a deep understanding of how employee benefits plans work, the nuances of ERISA's statutory scheme, and the players in the field. We know the plaintiffs’ counsel who frequently bring these cases within our firm’s footprint and nationwide, and utilize that knowledge to deliver practical advice and strategy.
Our attorneys regularly present at conferences on cutting-edge topics in the field, such as 502(a)(3) claims, the scope of discovery, recovering overpayments, and evolving DOL regulations.
We serve as lead regional counsel to a large group life and disability benefits insurer and one of our litigators previously served as its in-house counsel on a part-time basis managing group employee benefits cases throughout the country. This affords our team deep experience and a client-centric perspective on ERISA litigation matters as this area continues to evolve.