Fiduciary/ERISA

Seyfarth attorneys regularly act as fiduciary counsel to employee benefit plans subject to ERISA (both single employer and multi-employer), governmental retirement systems, and tax-exempt organizations.

In representing our clients with respect to these fiduciary matters, we can call upon a diverse team of attorneys across departments to provide the necessary advice. Our team, comprised of employee benefits attorneys, corporate attorneys, and litigators, regularly advises regarding:

  • Fiduciary responsibility and liability
  • ERISA and related Department of Labor guidance
  • Fiduciary related-contractual matters
  • State pension statutes and related regulatory authority
  • Measures that protect fiduciaries from co-fiduciary liability
  • Structuring alternative investments appropriately
  • Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act
  • Use of prohibited transaction exemptions
  • Public access to meetings, documents, and records
  • Issues related to environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) investing
  • Litigation related to fiduciary matters
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Governance and procedural diligence
  • Counseling investment committees