O’Melveny has an unrivaled track record in working with clients to successfully resolve ERISA cases through motions, settlements, and an active trial practice.

In this complicated area of law, we also offer keen insight into what events trigger litigation, how courts interpret fiduciary obligations, and what best practices to employ to minimize liability risk.

Our preeminent ERISA team, chaired by Brian Boyle and co-led by partners Greg Jacob and Meaghan VerGow, includes partners with more than 50 years of combined experience who have argued before federal district and appellate courts throughout the United States, including a former associate solicitor of labor for the Plan Benefits Security Division.

Edison International

O’Melveny represents the plan sponsor and other defendants in a class action in the Central District of California alleging that Edison fiduciaries had managed its 401(k) imprudently and disloyally. Read

Fidelity Management Trust Company and Fidelity Management Research Co.

O’Melveny achieved a victory in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of clients Fidelity Management Trust Company and Fidelity Management Research Co. in an ERISA class action brought by the participants in ABB’s employee retirement plans. Read

UnitedHealth Group

O’Melveny won an important victory for UnitedHealth Group when the Third Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision to dismiss a putative nationwide ERISA class action brought on behalf of out-of-network chiropractors. Read

US Airways/American Airlines

O’Melveny obtained dismissal of a US$100 million complaint brought by USAPA, the union for US Airways’ pilots, regarding pilots’ pay rates. Read
    • Ameriprise Financial
    • Fannie Mae 
    • Fidelity Investments 
    • Humana 
    • Marsh & McLennan
    • Transamerica Life Insurance Company