Alston & Bird has handled more major ERISA class actions than any of our peer firms. We have defended clients on a wide range of matters, including employer stock litigation, investment and fee-based litigation, defined benefit litigation, retiree health and welfare benefits, claim and claim process litigation, private ESOP transactions, multi-employer plans and fiduciary/compliance audits.
In addition to 21 national and 74 metropolitan tier-one rankings, Alston & Bird was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Litigation – ERISA in 2016, a distinction given annually to a single outstanding firm in each practice area. This follows Best Law Firms 2015 in which we were the only firm awarded “Law Firm of the Year” in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. Alston & Bird’s ERISA Litigation Group has been ranked Tier One in National – ERISA Litigation by Best Lawyers every year since 2012.
Alston & Bird’s ERISA Litigation Group is also ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of the leading in the nation. Chambers USA 2015 called us, “[An] accomplished group of ERISA practitioners with a broad spectrum of experience, particularly excelling in stock drop litigation. Additional expertise in investment and fee litigation, DOL investigations, and fiduciary and compliance audits.” Chambers quoted our clients, saying, “Their communication style is great, as well as their timeliness. They’re right on top of things and know the subject matter upside-down and backwards.” and previously noted that clients consider Alston & Bird “a good choice for significant cases.”
Bringing Value to Our Clients
Alston & Bird's ERISA litigation practice is truly national in scope, having successfully represented clients in federal courts across the country.
Successful outcomes are delivered with maximum efficiency. We look for ways to win or resolve the dispute at the earliest possible stage. Our combined litigation and substantive expertise provides our clients with superior service, while keeping costs as low as possible.