“Recent Trends in ERISA Litigation”
- Excessive fees/investments in 401(k)/403(b) plans
- Employer stock
- Actuarial equivalence factors in defined benefit plans
- Confidentiality/privacy of plan participant data
Emily Seymour Costin is a partner in the Washington DC office of Alston and Bird, and the leader of the firm’s ERISA Litigation practice team. Emily represents employers, plan sponsors, insurers, and fiduciaries in litigation over benefits and fiduciary matters under ERISA, including those involving investments, excessive fees, employer stock, actuarial factors, benefit termination, and health benefits. Emily was one of five nationally recognized lawyers named a “Rising Star” by Law360 in the field of employee benefits in 2018 and is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in Litigation – ERISA. She is the former chair of the American Bar Association’s Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (JCEB), a member of the editorial advisory board of the Benefits Law Journal, and a contributing author to the BNA treatise on ERISA Litigation.