Katten's Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practice serves employee benefit plans of private, nonprofit and public sector employers ranging from publicly traded multinationals to family-owned businesses and start-ups. We provide counsel to fiduciaries and administrators of these plans, and to service providers to employee benefit plans such as asset managers and trustees.
Employers seek to attract and retain talent, and an important part of that effort is designing and delivering employee benefits to an increasingly diverse, aging and mobile workforce. Katten's employer clients and their service providers operate in an environment characterized by complex laws and regulations, rising health care costs, bottom-line pressures to control costs, and an increasing volume of litigation over employee benefit plans. Our Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation team helps clients achieve the best solutions in this challenging environment.
We advise clients on compliance, risk management, litigation, executive pay, transactional issues involving employee benefit plans, and governmental audits, investigations and enforcement actions involving plans. Clients come to us for our experience and skills in numerous areas, including the impact of corporate transactions on employee benefit programs, the design and implementation of plans (including cash-balance and age-weighted plans, and plans that invest in employer securities), fiduciary matters under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), retiree medical and health reimbursement accounts, managed care and other service provider contracting, handling benefit plan changes in business reorganizations, and use of alternative investments (including hedge funds and real estate) by retirement plans.
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(Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)