Mayer Brown has one of the leading ERISA Fiduciary practices in the United States. Our lawyers assist with the structuring and operation of complex institutional investment funds and products. They advise fiduciaries on the ERISA aspects of investments and transactions and on ERISA compliance, risk management, enforcement and regulatory matters, and defend them against fiduciary challenges in the courts.
Mayer Brown’s ERISA Fiduciary group represents major financial institutions and investment management firms as well as corporate and government plan sponsors, helping them to stay abreast of evolving legal and market terms and trends. We strive to understand each client’s business and objectives and provide advice that is practical and creative. Our ERISA Fiduciary practice works with Mayer Brown’s highly experienced Investment Management practice to advise clients on ERISA compliance and regulatory matters.
The ERISA Fiduciary group is also a key component of the firm’s interdepartmental Fund Formation & Investment Management group, which includes more than 100 lawyers around the world who practice in such areas as: corporate, partnership and securities law; Investment Advisers Act and regulatory; ERISA and public pension law; tax; fund finance; government; and real estate and environmental law. Lawyers in this group represent sponsors and institutional investors in connection with investment funds of all types, including funds investing in real estate, venture capital, leveraged buyouts, infrastructure, mortgage and other debt obligations, hedge fund investments and funds targeting the defined contribution plan market.
Our ERISA fiduciary practice works together with Mayer Brown’s sophisticated litigation practice to both prevent fiduciary challenges and defend claims before the courts, when necessary.