Not just any ERISA practice can provide the full range of services you may need. Alston & Bird’s ERISA Litigation attorneys were among the first to dedicate their practices to ERISA and employee benefits disputes. We are one of only a few firms with attorneys who are both comprehensively trained ERISA practitioners and experienced litigators.
In 2018, for the second time in three years, U.S. News - Best Law Firms named Alston & Bird “Law Firm of the Year” in Litigation—ERISA, a distinction given annually to a single outstanding firm in each practice area. Alston & Bird’s ERISA Litigation Group has been ranked Tier One in National—ERISA Litigation by Best Lawyers every year since 2012. Lawyers in our group are consistently ranked as some of the best in the country by U.S. News, Best Lawyers, and Chambers.
Class actions involving 401(k) and 403(b) plans have grown exponentially in recent years. We represent employers, boards of directors, plan fiduciaries, and non-fiduciary service providers in all types of defined contribution litigation, including those involving investments, fees, and employer stock. Clients call on us to handle severance litigation brought by former executives and employees, and disputes involving private ESOP transactions. We also counsel fiduciaries through the administrative claims and appeals process, and handle litigation arising from the claims process.