Nearly every large US company, whether public or private, offers pension and welfare benefits to its employees. In the 40 years since the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was enacted, the courts and the Department of Labor (DOL) have generated a morass of confusing and inconsistent rules that companies, benefit plans and plan fiduciaries must follow. Trying to stay on top of these rules and opinions can be daunting, and failure to do so can be expensive. Here are 10 reasons to regularly consult an ERISA litigator.

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