Defending ERISA Class Actions Amid an Evolving Litigation Landscape: Best Practices for Counsel and Fiduciaries
Recent Cases, Emerging Trends, and Defense Strategies Involving the Duty of Prudence, Investment Offerings, and Other Issues for Plan Sponsors
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide class action litigators and fiduciaries with a review of the trends and developments from 2021 to the present in ERISA class action litigation and the impact of recent Supreme Court rulings on the ERISA landscape. The panel will also outline key litigation strategies for defending ERISA class claims.
- Recent ERISA class action developments and trend
- Recent decisions in ERISA class action litigation
- Litigation strategies and developments
- Class certification
- Other issues
The panel will review these and other vital questions:
- What are the bases for recent ERISA class action lawsuits--and what defenses are available to plan fiduciaries?
- How is the Supreme Court's Hughes v. Northwestern and other recent rulings from U.S. Courts of Appeal expected to impact ERISA class action litigation?
- What litigation and settlement strategies have proven effective for counsel defending ERISA class action claims?
Angel L. Garrett
Ms. Garrett represents plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and service providers in ERISA class action and single plaintiff... | Read More
Ms. Garrett represents plan sponsors, fiduciaries, and service providers in ERISA class action and single plaintiff lawsuits nationwide. She has a broad range of experience in employee benefits law and fiduciary breach matters.Close
Clarissa A. Kang
Ms. Kang has handled a broad spectrum of litigation, including cases involving benefit claims, fiduciary issues, plan... | Read More
Ms. Kang has handled a broad spectrum of litigation, including cases involving benefit claims, fiduciary issues, plan administration, multiemployer plans, withdrawal liability, delinquent contributions, plan reimbursement and subrogation, non-ERISA benefit plans (such as governmental plans and church plans), and class actions.Close
Dylan D. Rudolph
Mr. Rudolph's practices in the firm’s ERISA litigation practice group, which is ranked in the first tier... | Read More
Mr. Rudolph's practices in the firm’s ERISA litigation practice group, which is ranked in the first tier nationally by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings. He represents plan sponsors and fiduciaries in a wide range of employee benefit cases, including complex ERISA class action lawsuits involving 401(k) and 403(b) defined contribution plans and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOPs”); cases involving individual claims for retirement and medical benefits; and claims for withdrawal liability and delinquent contributions involving multi-employer, “Taft-Hartley” pension plans. Mr. Rudolph's is admitted to practice in all of the federal district courts located in California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.Close