Bradley’s Insurance Practice Group has substantial experience in handling the growing number of lawsuits claiming violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), as amended. Our attorneys have a successful track record of achieving favorable outcomes when defending ERISA lawsuits in trials and appeals, as well as in administrative and arbitral proceedings.
Our ERISA litigation practice handles all types of benefit disputes, from individual claims for long-term disability benefits, severance benefits, medical benefits, and death benefits, to the most complex, high-exposure class action claims. Our insurance litigation attorneys represent insurers, employers, service-providers, bank trustees, and other plan fiduciaries to defend individual claims for plan benefits and claims for breach of fiduciary duty. The firm also litigates ERISA claims in a bankruptcy context and has won cases against the Department of Labor involving stock values and fiduciary duties.
Our legal team makes risk mitigation a priority and counsels clients on how to avoid expensive and protracted litigation. When disputes do arise, we take a cross-disciplinary approach that combines our deep knowledge of employee benefits law – along with the overlapping fields of labor, employment, securities, healthcare, and insurance law – with the litigation skills of accomplished class action and trial lawyers. Our ERISA attorneys also regularly draw on the substantive knowledge and background of lawyers in our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Financial Services Litigation and Compliance, Tax, and Labor and Employment Practice Groups.