“‘a go-to person for ERISA litigation,’” and “‘thorough in her preparation and skilled in negotiation’... ‘an absolutely excellent ERISA litigator...’"
Nancy G. Ross is a partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. She focuses her practice primarily on the area of employee benefits class action litigation and counseling under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Further, Nancy has experience representing companies and their employee benefit plans in Department of Labor investigations. Nancy is consistently recognized as a leader in ERISA litigation by the most highly regarded legal directories and industry publications in the United States. Since 2006, Chambers USA
has recognized Nancy as a leader in ERISA litigation and benefits litigation. Legal 500
has recognized her as a leader in ERISA litigation since 2008 and refers to her as an authority on employee and benefits disputes, stating, “’Nancy Ross is ‘just a total expert’ on employee benefits disputes, and ‘understands the implication of every issue.’” Nancy has also been named among the top lawyers in the field of employee benefits/ERISA by Illinois Super Lawyers
since 2005. Most recently, Best Lawyers
selected her as “Lawyer of the Year Honoree, Litigation – ERISA” in addition to selecting her as a “2014 Lawyer of the Year ERISA Litigation - Chicago.”
Nancy has extensive experience in counseling and representing employers, boards of directors, plan fiduciaries and trustees in matters concerning pension and welfare benefit plans. Her experience includes representation of pension plans, ESOPs, trustees and employers concerning their administration of plan assets and fiduciary responsibilities before the courts and the Department of Labor.
Nancy frequently represents directors and officers who are named as defendants in ERISA litigation over 401(k) plans and other employee benefit plans. She also has extensive experience in counseling employers seeking to reduce their retiree health benefits exposure and has successfully represented companies in litigation challenging the reduction of retiree medical benefits. Nancy has also been approved by various insurance companies to represent directors and officers in fiduciary litigation.