Joseph C. Faucher

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  • J.D., 1988
    University of California, Davis
    King Hall School of Law
  • B.A., 1985
    University of Iowa

Professional Career

  • 2016
    Director, Trucker Huss
    (Special Counsel Prior to 2018)
    Los Angeles, California
  • 2011 - 2016
    Of Counsel
    Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • 1990 – 2011
    Reish & Reicher
  • 1988 – 1990
    Lynberg & Watkins

Professional Licenses
and Affiliations

  • Member, The State Bar of California
  • Member, The ESOP Association
  • Member, American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, National Conference on Employee Ownership

Joe Faucher has been litigating ERISA matters and other employee benefit related cases for nearly 30 years. His ERISA litigation experience includes defending actions for breach of fiduciary duty against retirement plan sponsors, administrators, trustees and other fiduciaries, defending ESOP fiduciaries, and representing plans and administrators in claims for benefits against retirement plans, disability insurance plans, health insurance plans and life insurance plans.

He has represented trustees in contentious claims involving multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs). He has defended internal trustees and independent trustees in actions involving employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transactions brought by plan participants and by the United States Department of Labor. In a recent high-profile ESOP litigation matter, Joe’s work was instrumental in bringing about a settlement, on the eve of trial, for a fraction of the plaintiff’s original demand. Joe also has significant experience representing plan sponsors and fiduciaries in connection with investigations by the DOL’s Employee Benefit Security Administration, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Joe has also represented numerous employee benefit plan service providers, such as third party administrators, actuaries, registered investment advisers and insurance carriers. He brings a practical approach to the negotiation of service provider agreements.

In addition to his litigation practice, Joe actively counsels clients regarding risk management and insurance coverage issues, and, in the employee benefit context, helps clients comply with applicable Department of Labor regulations.

For several years before joining Trucker Huss, Joe was the senior West Coast ERISA litigator at a large national firm, and for many years before that was a partner in a prominent Southern California law firm where he focused his practice in ERISA and employee benefits litigation issues. He has been named a Southern California “Super Lawyer” in the area of employee benefits several years running. He is admitted to practice in California, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits, all California U.S. District Courts and the District of Colorado.

Joe is a frequent speaker on ERISA and employee benefits litigation subjects, and has written numerous articles and white papers on topics of interest to benefit plan sponsors, fiduciaries and service providers.

He was recently featured in the Analysis section of two Law360 articles “USC To Appeal ERISA Arbitration Denial To High Court” “NYU’s Victory In ERISA Battle Hinged On Expert Witnesses” and “9th Circ. Likely Won’t Have Last Word On ERISA Arbitration.”

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