ERISA Expert Witnesses
ERISA expert witness candidates typically have years of experience in employee benefit plans, human resources, employment law, and/or investment management. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an expert with prior expert witness testimony experience.
What is ERISA?
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a tax and labor law that establishes minimum standards for pension plans in private industry. ERISA not only covers pension plans, but health insurance plans as well. ERISA does not require that an employer provide health insurance or pension plans to its employees / retirees, but regulates benefit plan operation. ERISA enforced jointly the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
What types of litigation require a ERISA expert witness?
Representative matters for which Cahn Litigation Services has searched for expert witnesses have included:
- a New York manufacturing company retirement plan,
- employee stock ownership,
- joint-and-survivor annuity,
- pension services,
- ERISA attorney professional malpractice,
- vocational rehabilitation plan participants,
- New Jersey district court workers compensation, and
- employer fiduciary liability.
ERISA litigation support services could include a fraud investigation, depositions, expert report preparation, and/or expert testimony in court. Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for expert witnesses with specialized knowledge in ERISA, providing candidates for each case to the specifications provided by the law firm. Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn an expert witness search around quickly. The firm has an earned reputation for providing candidates that possess the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique project and its nuances.
Cahn Litigation Services knows ERISA expert witnesses that are available for litigation support. Because all of our expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences, attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.