A federal judge in West Virginia has ruled that lawyers simultaneously representing plan administrators and plan participants do not necessarily have a legal conflict of interest that would prohibit the practice.
The nation’s economic downturn has prompted plaintiffs’ lawyers to
increase the pace of filing of class action lawsuits to recover 401(k)
plan losses under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA),
a new analysis found.
A group of employee benefits lawyers led by Paul M. Hamburger have left McDermott Will & Emery’s Washington, D.C. office to establish the D.C. employee benefits practice of international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP.
Schiff Hardin LLP has announced that former assistant secretary of
labor for employee benefits Bradford P. Campbell joined the firm’s
Washington, D.C., office in the Employee Benefits and Executive
Compensation and ERISA Litigation groups.