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ERISA & Executive Compensation Litigation

Arnold & Clifford LLP, is a Columbus, Ohio, law firm that also serves the Cleveland, Cincinnati and Dayton areas. We focus on trial practice for both individuals and corporate clients, in both state and federal courts, including ERISA and executive compensation litigation.

What Is ERISA?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) aims to protect an employee’s interest in employer-provided health and retirement plans. Our attorneys have litigated numerous ERISA claims on behalf of our clients. Issues have included breach of fiduciary duty, prohibited transaction claims, Department of Labor audits, IRS investigations, benefit claim disputes and ERISA-based criminal matters.

Employment Law Attorneys Skilled In ERISA Litigation And ESOPs

Our ERISA litigation attorneys at James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA, are well-versed in all facets of ERISA as well as employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), and we handle ERISA and ESOP litigation on behalf of plaintiffs as well as defendants.

What Are “Clawback” Provisions?

Clawback provisions are attempts by a company to reclaim paid-out bonuses, stock options and other compensation. The prevalence of clawback provisions is on the rise, and our lawyers handle executive compensation litigation involving disputes over “clawback” provisions and losses from bad trades.

Our attorneys have the experience necessary to guide clients through even the most complex legal matter such as:

  • Stock options that were invested but not cashed out
  • Tax on stock options that were not cashed out
  • IRS investigations and assessments
  • DOL audits
  • Prohibited transaction claims
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Representation of plan trustees in breach of fiduciary duty
  • Multidistrict litigation claims (MDL)