Tightly related to our work in protecting defrauded investors, Hagens Berman has long been a leader in protecting the rights of working men, women and their families through its ERISA and retirement plan protection practice and has represented them in some of the largest cases in the history of ERISA law.
Our firm has substantial experience in recovering retirement funds lost by employees as the result of imprudent and disloyal conduct by plan fiduciaries, and in otherwise safeguarding the rights of ERISA plan participants.
Courts have recognized our aptitude in handling large ERISA cases and appointed our firm as co-lead counsel in a number of such cases, including the groundbreaking Enron ERISA litigation, which resulted in $220 million in settlement funds for former Enron employees. Hagens Berman also served as co-lead in the GM ERISA litigation, which resulted in a proposed settlement for $37.5 million and substantial injunctive relief for the benefit of a class of 401(k) plan participants.
The firm was counsel to former Washington Mutual employees who lost hundreds of millions of dollars in retirement savings invested in company stock and the Washington Mutual 401(k) plan. The court granted final approval to a $49 million settlement in the case. We also served in ERISA cases on behalf of employees of IPALCO, the Montana Power Company and United Airlines.
Pension Protection Cases and Investigations
||Date Filed/Investigation Launched
|Sterling Financial Corp.
||Jan 11, 2010
||U.S. District Court, District of Eastern Washington
|Venture Financial Group, Inc.
||Dec 16, 2009
||U.S. District Court, Seattle, WA
|Washington Mutual ERISA
||Nov 29, 2007
||U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
|General Motors ERISA
||May 13, 2005
||U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
|Montana Power Company
||Sep 12, 2002
||U.S. District Court, District of Montana
||Apr 9, 2002
||U.S. District Court, Houston, TX