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2Q19: What Do Judges and Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Focus on in ERISA Litigation?

Second Quarter 2019 
By Fred Reish

Fred Reish examines recent court cases that contain valuable lessons for plan sponsors.


Fred Reish is an ERISA attorney whose practice focuses on fiduciary responsibility, retirement income, and plan operational issues. He has been recognized as one of the “legends” of the retirement industry by both PLANADVISER magazine and PLANSPONSOR magazine.


Several recent court decisions have favored plan sponsors and their fiduciary committees, for example, the NYU, Georgetown University, and American Century cases. These cases have valuable lessons about ways that advisors can help plan sponsors do a better job of fulfilling their fiduciary responsibilities.



The views expressed here are those of Fred Reish. They should not be construed as investment advice or as the views of Hartford Funds or the employees of Hartford Funds. They are based on available information and are subject to change without notice. The information above is intended as general information and is not intended to provide, nor may it be construed as providing, tax, accounting or legal advice. As with all matters of a tax or legal nature, please consult with your tax or legal counsel for advice. This material and/or its contents are current at the time of writing and may not be reproduced or distributed in whole or in part, for any purpose, without the express written consent of Fred Reish.

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