We serve as ongoing legal counsel and technical advisors for third party administrators, recordkeepers, actuaries, banks and trust companies, investment providers, consultants, insurance benefit providers, and other service providers to employee benefit plans.
We understand their business goals and challenges in the complex and quickly evolving field of employee benefits and we help them operate their business from both a competitive as well as a regulatory basis. Given our extensive experience with advising plan sponsors, we are uniquely qualified to provide practical and valuable legal advice to plan service providers.
Some of the legal services we provide to third party administrators and other service provider clients include:
- Answering technical and regulatory questions to help them better serve their clients
- Preparing engagement agreements with their clients
- Reviewing administrative forms and other compliance matters
- Drafting and reviewing contractual agreements with other service providers and business entities
- Defending against claims
- Providing advice on whether and how to market services and products
If you'd like to know more
- Arbitrability of ERISA Fiduciary Breach Cases
JOSEPH C. FAUCHER and DYLAN D. RUDOLPH, February, 2019 This article was first published by the Journal of Pension Benefits: Issues in Administration, Design, Funding, and Compliance, Autumn 2018, Vol. 26, No. 1. Although the viability of arbitration rather than litigation in ERISA fiduciary breach claims remains to be seen, there are several considerations for employers who […]READ MORE
- Second Circuit Breathes New Life Into Company Stock Litigation
JOSEPH C. FAUCHER and DYLAN D. RUDOLPH, February, 2019 In offering their own company stock as a plan investment option, retirement plan fiduciaries are subject to the same duty of prudence that governs the selection, retention and removal of any other investments. Before 2014, litigation against plan fiduciaries that offered their companies’ stock as an […]READ MORE
- IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Modifying Hardship Distribution Rules
BRYAN CARD, February, 2019 The new year brings significant changes to hardship distributions under Section 401(k) plans and Section 403(b) plans. Following the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act (the “Act”) in February 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations in November 2018 which provide implementing guidance for the new rules and modifications […]READ MORE