Obtained a judgment in favor of Monsanto Company and its cash balance pension plan in a class action challenging the plan’s provisions as age discriminatory
Obtaining a judgment in favor of W. R. Grace & Co. and the fiduciaries of its 401(k) plan in a class action in which the plaintiffs contended that the fiduciaries breached their ERISA duties by selling the plan’s employer stock
Defending the fiduciaries of the W. R. Grace & Co. 401(k) plan in a class action alleging breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with the plan’s investment in employer stock, which lead to a settlement for a small fraction of the amount demanded
Successfully defended Rand McNally & Co. and Quebecor World (USA), Inc. in a class challenge contending that a cash balance pension plan discriminated on the basis of age
Achieving a precedent-setting victory in a class action involving the cash balance pension plan of ARINC Incorporated, in which the plaintiffs alleged that the plan’s benefit formula discriminated on the basis of age in violation of ERISA
Representing Mercedes Homes, Inc. in related benefit claims, a DOL investigation and an IRS audit, all relating to its ESOP
Achieving favorable settlements and litigation results as outside counsel to the PBGC in the Global Crossing and Cone Mills bankruptcy proceedings and related litigation
Defending Westmoreland Coal Company in a multiemployer pension plan arbitration proceeding for withdrawal liability, leading to a settlement for less than half of the amount demanded.
Defense of various employers in actions alleging that they terminated employees to prevent them from becoming eligible for retirement benefits, in violation of ERISA.
Defending various employers and plans in actions for benefits under employee benefit plans