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What is ERISA?

ERISA Defined

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") is a federal law governing the conduct of companies and other fiduciaries that sponsor, administer, manage, and oversee employee benefit plans. Similar to the traditional law of trusts, ERISA strictly requires that retirement plan fiduciaries administer plans prudently and in the best interests of those covered. Berger & Montague's ERISA & Employee Benefits Group works to restore losses that employees have suffered at the hands of imprudent employers and plan fiduciaries. We specialize in prosecuting breach of fiduciary duty actions brought pursuant to ERISA in courts across the United States.

No Fees Without Recovery

Berger & Montague ERISA and employee benefits cases are often litigated on a contingent fee basis, so plaintiffs and the class do not pay attorneys' fees or court costs unless there is a recovery.

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We invite you to learn more about our ERISA & Employee Benefits Group. Berger & Montague welcomes referrals from other law firms and attorneys. For more information or to schedule a confidential discussion about a potential case, please fill out the contact form on the right, email us at, or contact an ERISA & Employee Benefits Group shareholder. We are available to evaluate potential ERISA and employee benefits cases without charge.