ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation

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Your team for sophisticated employee benefits advice and legal representation.

Companies that offer benefits to large numbers of employees are facing mounting pressures from demographic changes, financial market turmoil, global competition, and evolving regulations. As a result, litigation has become an unpleasant and sometimes unavoidable part of the business life cycle. Addressing ERISA compliance and employee benefits issues head-on can clear the path for effective benefits administration, and lead to more robust and attractive benefits packages moving forward. Getting the right advice to defend complex employee benefits cases effectively requires a team of skilled litigators and trial attorneys with substantive expertise and deep experience.


Attorneys in our ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation practice stand ready to safeguard our clients’ business interests by identifying and implementing solutions that also benefit their workforce and build employee trust. In close collaboration with Seyfarth’s benefits and compensation counselors, our litigators assist clients from start to finish, strategizing to minimize an employer’s risk of future lawsuits, resolving matters prior to litigation, and aggressively defending litigation.

Much more than general litigators who dabble in benefits cases or employment boutiques, our large, cohesive team focuses on these issues exclusively. We represent many of the nation’s largest employers, as well as multi-employer plans, administrators, and fiduciaries, appearing in state and district courts from Florida to Alaska, as well as the US Supreme Court. 

Members of our ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation team spearhead some of the most complex, cutting-edge benefits litigation in the country, defeating class certifications, obtaining summary judgments, and going to bat for clients at trial. US News & World Report has ranked Seyfarth “Law Firm of the Year” in ERISA litigation.


Our seamless collaboration with the transactional and compliance attorneys in our Employee Benefits group delivers unique benefits to our clients. Our team spots emerging trends before they hit, especially for clients that administer plans across jurisdictions, resolving these matters before they reach the litigation stage. Our team has seen virtually every aspect of ERISA and employee benefits litigation, giving us the know-how to get the job done the most efficient way. Single-plaintiff cases, for example, often benefit from flat-fee pricing, which helps clients better predict and budget for expenses.

Attorneys in our ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation practice also collaborate frequently with colleagues in Seyfarth’s eDiscovery, Labor & Employment, and Corporate departments to bring a 360-degree perspective to client matters. With this depth and diversity of knowledge, our attorneys help employers establish a reliable pattern of compliance that minimizes risk and reduces the likelihood of future challenges.