ERISA

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”) sets minimum standards for the management of employer-sponsored retirement and health benefit plans. Workers and retirees across America depend on their company-sponsored benefit plans to provide them with health insurance and financial security after retirement.

Retirement Plans

Keller Rohrback is one of America’s leading law firms handling retirement plan litigation. We are committed to helping employees and retirees protect their retirement savings. Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating cases involving excessive fees related to the management and administration of plan investment funds, conversions to cash balance plans, benefits due underdefined benefit pension plans, and church plan litigation. In addition, Keller Rohrback is recognized as one of the premier firms litigating ERISA breach of fiduciary duty claims against employers for losses to 401(k) plans caused by imprudent investment in company stock. Learn more here.

Private Company ESOP

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) is a tax-qualified defined contribution employee benefit program intended to invest primarily in the stock of the plan sponsor company. Both private and public companies offer ESOPs. Keller Rohrback has a growing private ESOP practice, which focuses on business practices and fiduciary conduct in ESOP-owned companies. Keller Rohrback attorneys are very familiar with applicable ESOP stock valuation techniques and methodologies and work closely with valuation experts.

Health Care Benefits

In addition to retirement plans, ERISA also governs how employee health care plans are administered. Health care plans must be operated with particular standards that were designed to protect the interests of employees, retirees, and other plan beneficiaries, such as family members. ERISA creates fiduciary responsibilities for those who manage and control health plans, requires that plans provide participants with accurate plan information, and gives plan participants the right to sue for benefits and breaches of fiduciary duty. Links to useful ERISA resources Learn more about our ERISA practice << Back to Practice Areas