At Faegre Drinker, we understand the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA’s) substantive requirements and civil enforcement scheme, and we’re cognizant of clients’ employee benefits history, structure and strategy. With that insight, we provide top-tier advocacy in benefits disputes and vigorously defend plans, plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries and service providers in complex lawsuits involving health, welfare and retirement plans, ranging from individual claims to class actions. Our nuanced knowledge of the statutes, regulations and case law that apply to ERISA matters often enables us to settle controversies before they turn into litigation. Clients find our ability to confront and often resolve claims at an administrative or other pre-litigation level gives them the upper hand in legal confrontations. Taking a collaborative approach, we combine ERISA litigators with colleagues in other practice groups, including business and transactions, insurance, and labor and employment. With exposure for benefits plan−related litigation reaching increasingly exorbitant levels, our attorneys take a holistic approach, informed by their deep experience in the intricacies of ERISA, to preserve your financial and reputational well-being.