Litigation relating to employee benefit plans has steadily increased since the passage of ERISA and will continue to grow as employers face additional regulation under COBRA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Parker Poe's ERISA litigation group draws on extensive experience in resolving complex, high exposure claims relating to employee benefit plans in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We also handle simple, routine benefit disputes efficiently and economically, in many cases achieving either an early settlement or a victory on summary judgment.
We seek to assist clients in identifying pre-litigation issues and developing strategies to avoid litigation. And, we strive to clearly communicate with clients so they understand their options in this extremely complex area and can make well-informed decisions.